What an incredible performance today by Kristin Siegle!!!!!
Siegle, a Rider senior and Buena graduate, took 11 seconds off her indoor mile PR Friday with the second-fastest time in Rider history!
Siegle lowered her PR from 5:06.21 to 4:55.34 at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center. She had run 5:06.21 last February at the Fastrack National Invite at Ocean Breeze.
Siegle, an Estelle Manor native, placed 18th overall and 12th among collegiate runners out of well over 100 milers.
The only faster performer in Rider history is Emily Ritter, who ran 4:44.33 in 2015. Ritter was from Georgetown, Del., and ran for Sussex County Tech.
Siegle has never run a competitive outdoor mile in college. Her outdoor 1,500 PR is 4:39.94, which is the equivalent of a 5:02.34 mile.
So this was the equivalent of a seven-second PR in any conditions.
To put this massive breakthrough race in perspective, Siegle’s indoor PR at Buena was 5:23.16 for 1,600 meters, which equals a 5:25.03 for a full mile. That was at 2015 states at the Bennett Center.
So she’s now 30 seconds faster than her best indoor race in high school.
Her outdoor PR was 5:15.09, equal to a 5:16.92 full mile.
How fast is that? Consider that Siegle never broke 5:15 for the mile (or 1,600) indoors or out until 11 months ago.
Now she’s averaging 36.9 for eight laps on a 200-meter track.
This is incredible!
Take a look at this progression since freshman year of high school:
2020: 4:55.34 [mile]
2019: 5:06.21 [mile]
2018: 5:30.94 [mile]
2017: 5:18.04 [mile]
2016: 5:38.04 [1,600]
2015: 5:24.86 [1,600]
2014: 5:32.42 [1,600]
2013: 5:32.37 [1,600]
Siegle’s time is No. 2 in the Metro Atlantic Conference, behind only Lithuanian Egle Morenaite of Iona, who ran 4:51.96 at the Penn 8 Team Select at Ocean Breeze a few days earlier.
Siegle ran 37.9 / 35.7 / 37.0 / 37.1 / 36.4 / 36.8 / 37.3 / 37.1 for even splits of 2:27.6 out and 2:27.7 back.
Siegle ran in the second of 10 sections, placing sixth in her section.