Shawnee sophs Claire Hauser and Isabella Turner run 1-2 in 1,600 at SJ-4 meet with HUGE PRs!!!!!!

A few days ago we wrote about Shawnee sophomores Claire Hauser and Isabella Turner’s big 1,600-meter breakthroughs at Haddonfield Distance Night. That story is here.

That was nothing compared to what they did Friday.

Hauser and Turner both recorded huge PRs and finished 1-2 in the 1,600 at the South Jersey Group 4 meet at Washington Township.

Hauser ran 5:05.21 and Turner 5:06.15, edging Kingsway senior Kyle Anicic, who ran 5:07.11. Cherokee’s Kate Rathman made it three Burlington County sophomores under 5:10, taking fourth in a PR of her own – 5:09.86.

The 1-2 finish was the first for the Shawnee girls in any event at sectionals in 21 years, since Lisa Setter and Taylor Van Acker went 1-2 in the 1,600-meter run at the 1997 Group 4 sectionals in West Deptford. Setter won in 5:10.7 and Van Acker was second in 5:11.6.

Turner’s previous PR was 5:12.68 and Hauser 5:13.22, both last week at Haddonfield. The only faster time in South Jersey this year is the 5:04.50 that Seneca’s Sydney Warner ran Friday at the South Jersey Group 3 race at Delsea.

The only faster Burlington County sophomore in the last 10 years was Lenape’s Megan Quimby, who ran 5:02.04 at the 2015 District Cup.

Here’s our best attempt at an all-time Shawnee 1,600 list, with every time under 5:10:

4:56.81 … Julia Despirito, 2014
5:01.48 … Casey Doyle, 2008
5:01.5h … Liz Moore, 1993
5:03.69 … Nina Bendixen, 2015
5:03.8h … Deanna Germano, 1985
5:05.21 … Claire Hauser, 2018
5:06.15 … Isabella Turner, 2018
5:07.11 … Jenna Darcy, 1999
5:07.61 … Moran Arena, 2015
5:09.21 … Lisa Setter, 1997
5:09.46 … Kristen Niedrach, 2010


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