Alyssa Aldridge moves into #4 spot on all-time South Jersey 3,200 list with monster race in Glassboro!!!!!

Mainland Regional’s amazing Alyssa Aldridge moved into the No. 4 spot on the all-time South Jersey list late Saturday night when she won a meet in Glassboro in 10:27.44.

Aldridge’s previous PR was a 10:34.78, when she placed fourth in the Meet of Champions last spring.

The only girls in South Jersey history to run faster are legendary Michelle Rowen of Washington Township in the early 1980s , Chelsea Ley of Kingsway in 2009 and Cherokee’s Megan Lacy in 2012.

Aldridge, a junior, led three girls well under 11 minutes. Sterling junior Madison Coppolino ran 10:48.24, breaking her PR of 10:49.12 from when she was third in the indoor Meet of Champions this past winter, and senior Alyssa Condell of Timber Creek ran 10:52.61, a fraction off her PR of 10:52.00, set when she was fourth at Group 3 states last year.

The times are No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 in the state this year. At Holmdel, Kingsway’s Rachel Vick won the seeded 3,200 in a huge PR 10:47.60 for the No. 2 spot. Her previous PR was 11:03.78 and her outdoor PR was 11:11.54 back in 2014 at sectionals.

Here’s a look at the all-time South Jersey 3,200-meter performance list, including marks made both indoors and outdoors:

  • 10:12.8 ….. Michelle Rowen (Washington Twp.), 1983
  • 10:19.31 … Chelsea Ley (Kingsway), 2009
  • 10:22.02 … Megan Lacy (Cherokee), 2012
  • 10:27.44 … Alyssa Aldridge (Mainland Reg.), 2017
  • 10:28.6 ….. Erin Donohue (Haddonfield), 2001
  • 10:30.57 … Dina Iacone (Washington Twp.), 2012
  • 10:32.4 ….. Mindy Rowand (Sterling), 1985
  • 10:33.22 … Holly Bischof (Bishop Eustace), 2012
  • 10:33.25 … Megan Venables (Highland), 2011
  • 10:34.79 … Theresa Cattuna (Cherry Hill East), 2007
  • 10:35.59 … Amanda Goetschius (Delsea), 2007
  • 10:37.47 … Meghan McGlinchey (West Depford), 2009
  • 10:37.53 … Vanessa Wright (Haddonfield), 2005
  • 10:39.15 … Devon Grisbaum (Ocean City), 2015
  • 10:40.24 … Katie Van Horn (Triton), 2005
  • 10:40.80i … Brianna Gess (Haddonfield), 2014
  • 10:40.95 … Erika Kemp (Rancocas Valley), 2013
  • 10:42.22 … Jenn Rawls (Highland), 2009
  • 10:43.3 ….. Deanna Germano (Shawnee), 1985
  • 10:44.23 … Brittany Sedberry (Ocean City), 2004
  • 10:45.40 … Julianna Catania (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2016

Aldridge won the race in a then-PR 10:41.57 last year, breaking the meet record of 10:52.9, set in 1980 by Paul VI’s Dawn Cody.

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