Kingsway’s Allie Pierontoni runs giant 3,200 PR, takes 5th at Meet of Champions

Huge race for Kingsway senior Allie Pierontoni Sunday with a seven-second PR and fifth place in the 3,200 at the Meet of Champions.

Pierontoni was the only South Jersey runner in the top 10

Pierontoni ran 10:52.53 at Ocean Breeze, lowering her lifetime PR from 10:59.06, which she ran last month on the same track.

Her time is No. 5 in Gloucester County history and fastest in eight years, since Washington Township’s Dina Iacone ran 10:40.03 in 2012. It’s No. 19 in South Jersey history.

Pierontoni ran with the lead group most of the race and when the pack began to string out over the final few laps she held her pace and position, negative-splitting 5:27.4 and 5:25.1 and closing in 78.2 for her final 400 and 36.7 for her final lap.

Her time is 13th-fastest ever by a South Jersey girl at the indoor Meet of Champions and 3rd-fastest by a Gloucester County runner, behind only Kingsway’s Chelsea Ley in 2009 [10:43.10] and Iacone’s 10:46.11 in 2012.

It’ll be a busy weekend at the 168th Street Armory at the National Scholastic Championships for Pierontoni and her twin sister Emily and younger sister Aubrey, a Kingsway freshman.

They will be joined by junior Allison MacFarland for the 4-by-mile at 10:40 a.m. Saturday and joined by Skye Robinson for the 3,200-meter relay championship race at 6:10 p.m. Saturday.

Aubrey is also entered in the freshman mile, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Here’s the full all-time South Jersey Meet of Champions sub-11 performance list!

10:31.06 … Megan Lacy [Cherokee], 2012 [3]
10:34.78 … Alyssa Aldridge [Mainland Regional], 2016 [4]
10:38.31 … Megan Venables[Highland], 2011 [1]
10:38.90 … Erin Donohue[Haddonfield], 2001 [1]
10:39.15 … Devon Grisbaum [Ocean City], 2014 [6]
10:40.10 …….. Grisbaum, 2015 [7]
10:40.70 …….. Aldridge, 2017 [2]
10:42.06 … Holly Bischof[Bishop Eustace], 2011 [2]
10:42.40 …….. Aldridge, 2016 [3]
10:42.68 …….. Venables, 2010 [1]
10:43.10 … Chelsea Ley[Kingsway], 2009 [4]
10:44.89 …….. Ley, 2008 [3]
10:45.40 … Julianna Catania [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2016 [6]
10:46.09 …….. Venables, 2009 [5]
10:46.11 … Dina Iacone [Washington Twp.], 2012
10:46.85 … Theresa Cattuna [Cherry Hill East], 2007 [2]
10:47.81 …….. Bischof, 2012
10:49.12 … Madison Coppolino [Sterling], 2017 [3]
10:50.06 … Erika Kemp [Rancocas Valley], 2013 [4]
10:52.53 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020 [5]
10:54.42 … Alyssa Condell [Timber Creek], 2016 [9]
10:54.75 … Madison Coppolino [Sterling], 2016 [10]
10:58.93 … Ann Klocke [Bishop Eustace], 1996 [1]
10:59.92 … Amanda Goetchius [Delsea], 2007 [4]

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