Haddonfield girls sweep top three spots in SJ-2 1,600 with PRs for everybody!!!

What a show the Haddonfield girls put on Friday in the South Jersey Group 2 1,600-meter run at Delsea!

For the fifth time in the last 20 years, Haddonfield recorded a 1-2-3 sweep in the SJ-2 1,600. Sophomores Sarah Naticchia, Payton Weiner and Allison Colflesh turned the trick this year, all running personal bests.

Naticchia ran 5:03.26, Weiner 5:03.53 and Colflesh 5:07.01 for the maximum 24 team points in one event.

Those are the No. 1, 2 and 5 times by South Jersey milers this year. Delsea sophomore Carly Nicholson took fourth with a PR of her own at 5:08.45 on her home track, her first time under 5:10.

Naticchia is undefeated in the 1,600 this year and has lowered her PR in all seven major 1,600s she’s run since the indoor season began — starting with a 6:02.67 just six months ago in her first lifetime competitive race.

A week earlier, Naticchia all PR’d in the 800, Naticchia in 2:15.79, Weiner with 2:17.64 and Colflesh at 2:17.60. Soph Lindsay Colflesh ran 2:16.45 that day. Those are four of the top seven times in the state this year going into today’s 800 races at the various sectional sites.

Let’s take a look at the other Haddonfield 1,600 sweeps at sectionals since 2000:

–> In 2000, Erin Donohue [4:57.2], Holly Cornett [5:11.3] and Erin O’Donnell [5:16.3] took the top three spots.

–> In 2007, Marielle Hall won in 5:20.09, with Alyssa D’Orazio second [5:20.47] and Lizzy Sikkema third [5:23.38].

–> In 2008, Hall [5:16.13], Sikkema [5:17.16] and Mia Spinelli [5:17.28] pulled off the sweep.

–> In 2014, freshman Briana Gess won the race in 4:58.72, with senior Shelby Cain second in 5:07.44 and freshman Kaitlyn Bonnet third in 5:07.83.

We think these are the 12 Haddonfield girls who’ve run under 5:10. Anybody missing?

4:41.16 … Erin Donohue, 2000
4:45.97 … Briana Gess, 2014
4:48.73 … Marielle Hall, 2010
5:03.26 … Sarah Naticchia, 2019
5:03.53 … Payton Weiner, 2019
5:05.42 … Kaitlyn Bonnet, 2014
5:07.01 … Allison Colflesh, 2019
5:07.44 … Shelby Cain, 2014
5:07.85 … Vanessa Wright, 2005
5:08.53 … Susie Cook, 1998
5:08.80 … Elizabeth Sikkema, 2008
5:09.50 … Mia Spinelli, 2009

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