Quimby the latest Lenape miler to break into all-time S.J. top 10!

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Lenape has a fast miler.

Sophomore Megan Quimby just missed breaking five minutes for 1,600 meters at the Meet of Champions on Saturday, placing second in 5:00.12.

That makes her the third Lenape girl in the all-time South Jersey indoor top-10 and the fourth Lenape girl to run sub-5:04 indoors.

Only four other South Jersey schools have had as many as two sub-5:04 milers indoors — Williamstown, Haddonfield, Cherokee and Washington Township. Only Cherokee has had three.

Quimby’s time is No. 19 in the U.S. this winter and No. 4 among sophomores.

Here’s the updated all-time South Jersey indoor girls 1,600-meter performance list, with mile times converted using the standard 0.9942 conversion factor:

  • 4:41.52y … Michelle Rowan (Wash. Twp.), 1983
  • 4:49.46y … Erin Donohue (Haddonfield), 2001
  • 4:53.36 … Lindsey Kane (Washington Twp.), 2014
  • 4:54.58 … Celine Mazzi (Delsea), 2014
  • 4:56.1h,y … Ruth Lockbaum (Glassboro), 1985
  • 4:57.72 … Caitlin Orr (Lenape), 2010
  • 4:58.48 … Natalia Ocasio (Lenape), 2010
  • 4:59.29 … Julia Despirito (Shawne), 2014
  • 4:59.39 … Megan Lacy (Cherokee), 2012
  • 5:00.12 … Megan Quimby (Lenape), 2015
  • 5:00.39 … Lisa Burkholder (Cherokee), 2004
  • 5:00.78y … Monica Olkowski (Cherokee), 1990
  • 5:00.81 … Vickie Ajimoko (Williamstown), 2014
  • 5:01.86 … Kristen Niedrach (Shawnee), 2012
  • 5:02.21 … Shelby Cain (Haddonfield), 2014
  • 5:02.83 … Felicia O’Donnell (Delsea), 2011
  • 5:03.50 … Bridget Flynn (Ocean City), 2014
  • 5:03.81 … Maria Ruiz (Williamstown), 2009
  • 5:03.97 … Camille Franklin (Lenape), 2014

Only four girls from South Jersey have run faster than Quimby in the indoor Meet of Champs, two of them in the 1980s and two of them last year. Here’s the list of the fastest South Jersey times ever from the indoor Meet of Champions:

  • 4:48.5 ….. Michelle Rowen (Washington Twp.), 1983 (1st)
  • 4:53.36 … Lindsey Kane (Washington Twp.), 2014 (2nd)
  • 4:54.58 … Celine Mazzi (Delsea), 2014 (4th)
  • 4:55.7 ..…….. Rowen (Washington Twp.), 1982 (1st)
  • 4:56.0 ..… Ruth Lockbaum, Glassboro), 1985 (1st)
  • 4:59.15 …….. Lockbaum (Glassboro), 1986 (2nd)
  • 5:00.12 … Megan Quimby (Lenape), 2015 (2nd)

Quimby focused mainly on the 800 as a freshman last spring, taking third in the Burlington County Open. She PR’d this winter with a 2:19.76 in a meet at the Bennett Center.

Quimby’s 1,600 PR coming into indoors was a 5:20 from last spring, but she PR’d with a 5:05.79 at sectionals, a 5:05.34 at states and then the 5:00.12 at the Meet of Champions.

She anchored Lenape’s U.S. #3 12:04.90 DMR at the Varsity Classic earlier this month with a 5:06.8 and also split 2:15 when Lenape ran its U.S. #4 4:08.21 SMR at the state Relays. Lenape will load up the DMR at Easterns back at the Armory earlier this month.

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One thought on “Quimby the latest Lenape miler to break into all-time S.J. top 10!

  1. Nick Baker February 25, 2015 / 12:50 am

    Marielle Hall 4:59.16 (full mile) 1st 2010-03-12 National Scholastic Indoor Championships

    Hi Roob, Marielle ran faster times than above during her indoor senior season but it was against college and open runners

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