Two girls from Haddonfield and two girls from Cherokee along with one from Egg Harbor led the way for South Jersey individually at the Shore Coaches Invitational Saturday.
Juniors Sarah Naticchia and Payton Weiner of Haddonfield, senior Kate Rathman and sophomore Nicole Clifford of Cherokee and Egg Harbor senior Oliva Shafer all broke 20 minutes on the hilly Holmdel County Park course.
Naticchia, racing at Holmdel for the first time, obviously ran a course PR and the seventh-fastest time in Haddonfield history. Weiner had run between 20:18 and 20:23 three times at Holmdel, so her 19:40 is a 38-second PR at Holmdel and No. 8 on Haddonfield’s all-time Holmdel list, according to records maintained by MileSplit.
Rathman broke her Holmdel PR of 19:27,which she set at the state Group 4 meet two years ago. Clifford ran a Holmdel PR of nearly a minute and a half. Rathman moved into the No. 3 spot at Holmdel in Cherokee history, and Clifford’s 19:40 is 9th-fastest in Cherokee history.
Shafer has run slightly faster at Holmdel – 19:35 at last year’s Meet of Champions – but her 19:40 is an 11-second improvement from her time at Shore Coaches last year.
Here’s a look at all the South Jersey girls that ran 21:00 or faster Saturday!
19:14 … Sarah Naticchia [Haddonfield], 3rd, Group D
19:20 … Kate Rathman [Cherokee], 6th, Group A
19:40 … Olivia Shafer [Egg Harbor], 14th, Group A
19:40 … Payton Weiner [Haddonfield], 4th, Group D
19:59 … Nicole Clifford [Cherokee], 21st, Group A
20:10 … Kate Ruona [Shawnee], 11th, Group B
20:10 … Lilly Sirover [Haddonfield], 9th, Group D
20:12 … Katie Sparks [Paul VI], 10th, Group D
20:13 … Allison MacFarland [Kingsway], 13th, Group B
20:15 … MaryKathleen McCurdy [Cherry Hill East], 30th, Group A
20:17 … Madison McNiff [Cherry Hill East], 31st, Group A
20:19 … Aubrey Pierontoni [Kingsway], 16th, Group B
20:29 … Julia Smith [Schalick], 8th, Group F
20:33 … Allison Helkowksi [Kingsway], 19th, Group B
20:33 … Casey McLees [Ocean City], 7th, Group C
20:33 … Lindsay Colflesh [Haddonfield], 12th, Group D
20:37 … Michaela Pomatto [Egg Harbor Twp.], 44th, Group A
20:40 … Sophie Steidle [Collingswood], 10th, Group F
20:41 … Marleigh Puglia [Schalick], 11th, Group F
20:42 … Brooke Adams [Cinnaminson], 8th, Group D
20:43 … Sydney Watts [Kingsway], 23rd, Group B
20:53 … Evie Andrewes [Haddonfield], 15th, Group D
20:54 … Abigail Kotran [Clearview], 28th, Group B
20:56 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 29th, Group B
20:58 … Madeline Corbett [Mainland Regional], 32nd, Group B
21:00 … Emma Klouchek [Seneca], 11th, Group C