Haddonfield’s Sarah Naticchia runs U.S. #16 in first lifetime indoor 2-mile race!!!!!

In her first lifetime indoor two-mile, Haddonfield junior Sarah Naticchia broke 11 minutes at the Ocean Breeze Invitational.

Naticchia ran 10:57.70 and placed 4th in a loaded field that saw Lydia Russell of Friends Central in Philadelphia, Jenna Mulhern of West Chester Henderson and Nicole Garcia of Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) all run well under 11 minutes as well.

Her time is No. 17 in South Jersey history.

Russell (10:35.18) and Mulhern (10:35.93) moved into the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on the MileSplit 2020 U.S. database, Garcia moved into the No. 8 position (10:50.66) and Naticchia’s time is No. 16 nationally.

Naticchia is now No. 2 in New Jersey, behind Nicole Vanasse of Pingry School.

Naticchia, who didn’t run track until last year, her sophomore year, has an outdoor PR of 10:48.87 for 3,200 meters from states last year. She’s focused mainly on the 800 and 1,600 in her brief career. 

That 10:48.87 converts to about a 10:52.63 full two-miles, so Naticchia – in her first lifetime indoor two-mile – came within only five seconds of her outdoor PR.

It looks like Naticchia’s time is 4th-fastest in Haddonfield history, behind Olympian Erin Donohue (10:38.90 in 2001), Briana Gess (10:40.80) and Shelby Cain (10:48.78 in 2014).

In addition to her 10:48.87, Naticchia ran 2:15.79 and 4:55.90 last spring.

I put together my best shot at an all-time South Jersey indoor sub-11-minute list. This includes converted two-mile marks, so Naticchia comes in at 10:53.89.

Holla if anybody is missing.

10:19.30 … Brittany Sedberry (Ocean City), 2006
10:31.06 … Megan Lacy (Cherokee), 2012
10:38.11 … Megan Venables (Highland), 2011
10:38.90 … Erin Donohue (Haddonfield), 2001
10:40.03 … Dina Iacone (Washington Twp.), 2012
10:40.70 … Alyssa Aldridge (Mainland Reg.), 2016
10:40.80 … Briana Gess (Haddonfield), 2017
10:42.06 … Holly Bischof (Bishop Eustace), 2012
10:42.42 … Theresa Cattuna (Cherry Hill East), 2007
10:42.71 … Chelsea Ley (Kingsway), 2008
10:45.20 … Devon Grisbaum (Ocean City), 2015
10:46.63 … Erika Kemp (Rancocas Valley), 2013
10:46.9h ….. Michelle Rowen (Washington Twp.), 1983
10:48.78 … Shelby Cain (Haddonfield), 2014
10:52.05 … Amanda Goetschius (Delsea), 2007
10:53.4h … Christin Bettis (Hammonton), 2012
10:53.89 … Sarah Naticchia (Haddonfield), 2020 
10:57.95 … Katy Storti (Bishop Eustace), 2019
10:59.04 … Maria Ruiz (Williamstown), 2009
10:59.13 … Vickie Ajimoko (Williamstown), 2013

2 thoughts on “Haddonfield’s Sarah Naticchia runs U.S. #16 in first lifetime indoor 2-mile race!!!!!

  1. Michelle Wolosky January 26, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    Christin Bettis, of Hammonton, ran 10:53.4 at the Varsity Classic in 2012.

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    • sjtcaweb January 26, 2020 / 7:06 pm

      Fixed! That mark never made the MileSplit database for some reason. Thanks for the heads up!

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