Kingsway’s Rachel Vick just recorded one of the greatest distance triples in New Jersey history!!!!!!

OK, this is insane.

Rachel Vick lowered her 1,600 PR from 4:59.78 to 4:52.88.

She lowered her 800 PR from 2:18.59 to 2:13.00

She lowered her 3,200 PR from 10:47.60 to 10:32.53.

And she did it all without really being pushed. In the span of 24 hours.

Vick, a senior at Kingsway, turned in one of the greatest triples in New Jersey track history this weekend at the South Jersey Group 4 meet at Egg Harbor.

She reduced her PRs a combined 27.56 seconds, or more than nine seconds per race and entered the all-time pantheon of New Jersey distance stars.

Simply unbelievable.

Vick’s performance is the second-fastest sectional distance triple in South Jersey history and most likely the second-fastest in state history as well. Still have a little research to do on that one.

Vick became only the sixth girl in New Jersey track history to run 2:13.00, sub-4:53 and sub-10:35 in an entire career! And she did it in 24 hours!!!!!

Only two-time Olympian Erin Donohue in South Jersey history has had a triple that fast in any meet. Jodi Bilotta and Janet Smith, who ran in Central Jersey in the mid-1980s, may have had similar one-meet triples. Still researching that!

Vick goes into the state Group 4 meet as the top seed in the 1,600 and 3,200 and the No. 3 seed in the 800. Overall, based on all the sectionals state-wide, she No. 4 in the 800, No. 1 in the 1,600 and No. 2 in the 3,200, behind only Mainland’s Alyssa Aldridge, who ran 10:31.12 at the Group 3 meet at Delsea.

Oh, and Vick also anchored Kingsway’s winning 3,200-meter relay team, joining up with sophomore Morgan Robinson,, senior Destiny Stanford and junior Alexis Mullarkey to run 9:28.36, third-fastest 4-by-8 from among all the sectional meets.

Let’s take a look at the five other girls who’ve run as fast as Vick … these are some absolute legends of New Jersey track and field:

Michelle Rowen, Washington Township, 1982, 1983: Why hasn’t Vick broken any county records? Because of Rowen. She ran 2:10.1 in 1982, 4:41.52 in 1982 and a state record that still stands of 10:12.8 in 1983.

Erin Donohue, Haddonfield: Legendary Olympian had PRs of 2:08.87 in 2001, 4:41.16 in 2000 and 10:28.6 in 2001. At the 2001 Group 2 sectionals, she ran 2:12.8, 4:49.8 and 10:28.6 – and won the javelin at 141-7.

Ciara Roche, Freehold Township: Ran 2:09.88 in 2016, 4:47.90 in 2016 and 10:33.09 in 2015. Roche did not run the 3,200 in 2016.

Jodie Bilotta, North Hunterdon: The remarkable Bilotta ran 2:09.1 in 1988, 4:47.7 in 1987 and 10:18.0 in 1987

Melanie Thompson, Voorhees: Thompson, like Roche, needed two years to run those times. She ran fast in the 800 and 1,600 in 2009 — 2:10.14 and 4:46.28 — but she didn’t have a fast 3,200 that year. She did run 10:17.18 in 2008, when she won the Meet of Champions.

We already wrote Friday about Vick’s 1,600 – you can read that story here – but let’s take a look at Vick’s historic weekend event-by-event.

800-METER RUN: Her time is No. 16 in South Jersey history but only No. 5 in Gloucester County history, behind Rowen, Ruth Lockbaum, Felicia O’Donnell and Kingsway’s Liz Locke.

Here’s the updated all-time South Jersey 800 list:

2:07.33 … Marielle Hall (Haddonfield), 2009
2:08.87 … Erin Donohue (Haddonfield), 2001
2:09.2h … Katrina Sye (Buena), 1999
2:09.50 … Renee Tomlin (Ocean City), 2005
2:10.1h … Michelle Rowen (Washington Twp.), 1982
2:10.57 … Nijgia Snapp (Oakcrest), 2009
2:10.79 … Krista Ferrara (Vineland), 1991
2:10.9h … Ruth Lockbaum (Glassboro), 1985
2:11.07 … Miya Johnson (Lenape), 2007
2:11.56 … Mary Bohi (Seneca), 2009
2:12.0h … Monica Olkowski (Cherokee), 1990
2:12.61 … Felicia O’Donnell (Delsea), 2009
2:12.63 … Liz Locke (Kingsway), 2010
2:12.83 … Brooke Kott (Millville), 2008
2:12.85 … Greta Feldman (Haddonfield), 2008
2:13.00 … Rachel Vick (Kingsway), 2017

1,600-METER RUN: Vick moved into the No. 6 spot on the all-time South Jersey list in the 1,600. Here’s the entire state list:

4:37.45 … Danielle Tauro [Southern Reg.], 2006
4:41.16 … Erin Donohue [Haddonfield], 2000
4:41.61 … Josette Norris [Tenafly], 2013
4:41.52i,y … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1982
4:42.1h,y … Doreen Ennis [Nutley], 1973
4:43.92 … Ajee’ Wilson [Neptune], 2010
4:44.90 … Molly McNamara [Red Bank Catholic], 2011
4:45.36 … Liz Lansing [Randolph], 2013
4:45.57 … Claudia DiSomma [Sparta], 2010
4:45.97 … Briana Gess [Haddonfield], 2014
4:46.28 … Melanie Thompson [Voorhees], 2009
4:46.32 … Sarah Disanza [High Point Reg.], 2013
4:46.4h … Margaret Scutro [Ridgewood], 1985
4:46.87 … Jill Smith [Southern Reg.], 2007
4:46.95 … Ariann Neutts [Roxbury], 2009
4:47.71 … Ashley Higginson [Colts Neck], 2007
4:47.7h,y … Jodi Bilotta [North Hunterdon], 1987
4:47.90 … Ciara Roche [Freehold Twp.], 2016
4:48.23 … Christina Cancan [West Windsor-Plainsboro South], 2016
4:48.48 … Kylene Cochrane [West Morris Central], 2014
4:48.62 … Katy Trotter [Red Bank], 2003
4:48.73 … Marielle Hall [Haddonfield], 2010
4:48.82 … Catherine Pagano [Northern Highlands], 2014
4:49.11 … Renee Tomlin [Ocean City], 2005
4:49.7h … Karen Ahern [Bernards], 1985
4:49.88 … Marin Warner [Holmdel], 2014
4:50.0h,y … Christine Engel [Mount Olive], 1992
4:51.38 … Grace Dwyer [Nottingham], 2014
4:51.54 … Joelle Amaral [Randolph], 2011
4:51.56 … Julia Guerra [Indian Hills], 2015
4:51.5h,y … Joetta Clark [Columbia], 1978
4:51.63 … Stephanie Snyder [Randolph], 1992
4:51.86 … Amanda Trotter [Red Bank], 2003
4:51.89 … Laura Quintana [Bernards], 2013
4:51.7h,y … Meg Waldron [Bernards], 1983
4:51.99 … Dana Giordano [Bernards], 2012
4:52.1h,y … Janet Smith [North Edison], 1984
4:52.41 … Kaitlyn Mooney [Southern Reg.], 2016
4:52.44 … Emily Bushey [Vernon Twp.], 2013
4:52.46 … Jenn Ennis [Roxbury], 2006
4:52.65 … Lindsay Gallo [Howell], 2000
4:52.74 … Eve Glasergreen [North Hunterdon], 2015
4:52.7h … Stacy Bilotta [North Hunterdon], 1984
4:52.88 … Rachel Vick [Kingsway], 2017
4:52.95 … Caitlin Orr [Lenape], 2009

3,200-METER RUN: And finally the 3,200, where Vick moved into the No. 7 spot in South Jersey history.

Vick actually doesn’t even hold the Kingsway 3,200 record. That belongs to Chelsea Ley, who ran 10:19.31 in 2008. That makes Kingsway one of only six schools in state history with two girls under 10:33. The others are North Hunterdon, Red Bank, Voorhees and Ridgewood.

ALL-TIME N.J. 3,200 LIST
10:12.8h … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983
10:13.44 … Ashley Higginson [Colts Neck], 2007
10:15.02 … Sarah Disanza [High Point Reg.], 2013
10:17.18 … Melanie Thompson [Voorhees], 2008
10:17.28 … Katy McCafferty [Oak Knoll], 2008
10:18.0h … Jodie Bilotta [North Hunterdon], 1987
10:18.24 … Mackenzie Barry [Mendham], 2012
10:18.7h … Janet Smith [North Edison], 1983
10:19.31 … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2008
10:20.40 … Dana Giordano [Bernards], 2012
10:21.46 … Grace Dwyer [Nottingham], 2015
10:22.02 … Megan Lacy [Cherokee], 2012
10:22.87 … Courtney Thompson [St. John Vianney], 2014
10:25.33 … Megan Curham [Villa Walsh], 2013
10:26.14 … Elyssa Gensib [Princeton], 2012
10:26.1h … Christi Constantin [Kittatinny], 1988
10:26.47 … Katy Trotter [Red Bank], 2003
10:26.56 … Eve Glasergreen [North Hunterdon], 2014
10:26.59 … Colette Richter [Mountain Lakes], 2012
10:27.44 … Alyssa Aldridge [Mainland Reg.], 2017
10:27.74 … Colette Whitney [Voorhees], 2010
10:28.25 … Kaitlyn Mooney [Southern Reg.], 2016
10:28.35 … Kelly Janokowicz [Hillsborough], 2012
10:28.11 … Amanda Trotter [Red Bank], 2003
10:28.6h … Erin Donohue [Haddonfield], 2001
10:29.79 … Sarah Pagano [Immaculate Heart], 2008
10:28.80 … Caroline Kellner [West Windsor-Plainsboro South], 2012
10:29.97 … Carleen Jeffers [Ridgewood], 2015
10:30.57 … Dina Iacone [Washington Twp.], 2012
10:30.75 … Sam Halvorsen [Ridgewood], 2016
10:31.6h … Cate Guiney [Middletown South], 1999
10:31.6h … Lindsay VanAlstine [Hawthorne Christian], 2003
10:31.93 … Jenn Ennis [Roxbury], 2006
10:32.51 … Shannon Goria [River Dell], 2016
10:32.53 … Rachel Vick [Kingsway], 2017
10:32.4h … Mindy Rowand [Sterling], 1985
10:32.86 … Nicol Traynor [Ridge], 2007
10:33.09 … Ciara Roche [Freehold Twp.], 2015
10:33.21 … Dana Klein [Gill-St. Bernard], 2014
10:33.22 … Holly Bischof [Bishop Eustace], 2011
10:33.25 … Megan Venables [Highland], 2010
10:33.9h … Jenna Rogers [Ridgewood], 1994
10:34.04 … Katie Kellner [West Windsor-Plainsboro South], 2009
10:34.60 … Catherine Pagano [Northern Highlands], 2014
10:34.5h … Patti Mileski [Ridgewood], 1983
10:34.5h … Sandra Tignor [Princeton], 1988
10:34.79 … Theresa Cattuna [Cherry Hill East], 2007
10:34.92 … Sierra Castaneda [West Morris Central], 2015

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