Lenape’s Pettipaw & Franklin earn 2015 SJ #1’s at 800 & 1,600!!!!

With perfect conditions and fast fields, two Lenape runners posted 2015 South Jersey bests Thursday night at the ninth annual District Cup.

Carly Pettipaw led three runners under 2:19, winning the 800 in 2:14.52 — fastest in New Jersey  this year — and teammate Camille Franklin ran 5:00.42, leading five runners to 5:14 or faster.

The 800 produced the two-fastest times in South Jersey this year and four of the top 11, and the 1,600 produced five of the nine-fastest times in South Jersey so far this spring, including again the top two.

Following Pettipaw across the line were Seneca sophomore Kayla Martin (PR 2:16.08), Lenape sophomore Megan Quimby (2:18.72) and Shawnee junior Kara Bonner (2:21.04).

The previous meet record was 2:17.97, set in the meet’s inaugural year, 2007, by Lenape’s Miya Johnson.

In the 1,600, Franklin and Quimby (5:02.04) ran the two-fastest times in South Jersey this year, with Shawnee’s Nina Bendixen (5:10.23) and Bonner (5:11.73) both under 5:12 and Seneca’s Joey Webb (5:14.75) also under 5:15.

The previous meet record for 1,600 meters was Natalia Ocasio’s 5:05.07 for Lenape in 2012.

Franklin and Quimby now rank No. 3 and No. 4 in New Jersey this year, and Bendixen and Bonner are No. 18 and No. 21.

On the New Jersey 800 list, Pettipaw, Martin and Quimby are now No. 1, 2 and 5, Quimby with her 2:16.59 at the Abington Invitational last month.

Complete meet results are here.

Lenape won its eighth team title in the nine years of the meet’s existence, outscoring second-place Cherokee 134 2/3-64 1/2.

Lenape has had quite a run of fast girls in the 800 and 1,600 since Jack Walsh and Gerald Richardson took over the program.

How many other schools in New Jersey have had seven girls under 2:17 and seven under 5:10 in the program’s history?

Here are the top all-time Lenape girls in the two events — seven sub-5:10 girls in the 1,600 and seven under 2:17 in the 800 (all but Victory were coached by Walsh):

Fastest Lenape 800-Meter Runners

  • 2:11.07 … Miya Johnson, 2007
  • 2:14.52 … Carly Pettipaw, 2015
  • 2:14.70 … Kelly Victory, 2000
  • 2:15.18 … Natalia Ocasio, 2011
  • 2:15.54 … Moira Cunningham, 2008
  • 2:16.13 … Emily McGee, 2011
  • 2:16.59 … Megan Quimby, 2015

Fastest Lenape 1,600-Meter Runners

  • 4:52.95 … Caitlin Orr (Lenape), 2009
  • 4:56.01 … Natalia Ocasio (Lenape), 2010
  • 5:00.42 … Camille Franklin (Lenape), 2015
  • 5:02.04 … Meghan Quimby (Lenape), 2015
  • 5:03.52 … Miya Johnson (Lenape), 2007
  • 5:05.42 … Amanda Restivo (Lenape), 2010
  • 5:08.46 … Emily McGee (Lenape), 2011

 

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