Seneca senior Sydny Warner runs her first sub-5:00 in fast 1,600 at state Group 3 meet!!!

Seneca senior Sydny Warner broke five minutes in the 1,600 for the first time at the state Group 3 meet at Central Regional in Bayville Friday.

Warner placed fifth in 4:59.80, lowering her PR of 5:04.50, which she ran at sectionals last weekend. Her PR before that was a 5:07.04 from last year’s Meet of Champions.

Warner broke the school record of 5:01.74 set in 2010 by Nicole McGrainer at the state meet.

Her time is fastest in South Jersey this year, pending other results from Friday.

The Group 3 race was crazy fast, with senior Caroline Sullivan of Northern Valley Old Tappan winning in 4:50.76, and senior Madison Brand [4:54.59], Allentown senior Devon Hoernlein [4:57.01], Colonia senior Shelby Picnic [4:58.32] and Warner all under 5:00.

Here’s the updated all-time Burlington County list. Warner is the eighth Burlington County girl to run under five minutes. She also moved ahead of Liz Moore, who was a teammate at Shawnee in the 1990s of her coach at Seneca, Karen O’Neil.

Here’s every Burlington County girl that’s ever run 5:02 or faster.

4:52.95 … Caitlin Orr (Lenape), 2009
4:55.66 … Megan Lacy (Cherokee), 2012
4:56.01 … Natalia Ocasio (Lenape), 2012
4:56.08 … Megan Quimby (Lenape), 2016
4:56.81 … Julia Despirito (Shawnee), 2014
4:57.96 … Erika Kemp (Rancocas Valley), 2013
4:59.60 … Brittnee Bynoe (Willingboro), 2004
4:59.80 … Sydny Warner (Seneca), 2018
5:00.14y … Lisa Burkholder (Cherokee), 2003
5:00.42 … Camille Franklin (Lenape), 2015
5:00.73i … Monica Olkowski (Cherokee), 1990
5:00.6h … Kari Vigerstol (Holy Cross), 1993
5:01.48 … Casey Doyle (Shawnee), 2008
5:01.63 … Alex Woltjen (Lenape), 2017
5:01.5h … Liz Moore (Shawnee), 1993
5:01.74 … Nicole McGrainer (Seneca), 2008
5:01.86i … Kristen Niedrach (Shawnee), 2012
5:01.9h … Kathy Sjolie (Kennedy), 1978


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