Seneca’s girls 3,200-meter relay team just missed reaching the Penn Relays Championship of America race but ran sub-9:30 for the third straight year.
The team of Kayla Hay, Carley Tool, Grayce Heinemann and Sydny Warner ran 9:27.36 Thursday at the 124th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field, finishing fourth in the first of four high school girls 3,200-meter relay heats (two large-school, two small-school).
Seneca finished ninth overall among small schools and 15th overall among the 67 schools that qualified for Penn.
The top 12 schools from the four races advanced to Friday’s Championship of America race. The slowest of those 12 was River Dell, which ran 9:25.11, so Seneca missed advancing by just over two seconds.
Hay led off with a 2:22.70, with Tool [2:22.90], Heinemann [2:22.13] and Warner [2:19.64] following. Seneca’s time is sixth-fastest in New Jersey this year and fastest by a South Jersey school.