When Brittany Sedberry ran one of the fastest two-miles in U.S. history!!!!! And the all-time S.J. top-50!!!

When Brittany Sedberry breaks a state record, she really breaks a state record.

Thanks to a snowstorm that postponed the Meet of Champions during the winter of 2006, Sedberry, then an Ocean City senior, was forced to make a decision between shooting for a Meet of Champions 3,200 title on the slow unbanked track at Jadwin Gym or facing some hot competition and going for the state record at the Armory a few days later.

She chose the Armory.

On Feb. 18, 2006, Sedberry toed the line for the two-mile at the Coca-Cola Classic at the Armory with her eye on the state record of 10:27.20 set in 1999 by Middletown South’s Cate Guiney when she placed second to Sara Bei of Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., at the National Scholastic Championships in Boston. Bei is now Sara Hall, married to Ryan Hall, the U.S. marathon record holder at 2:04.58. Sara Hall is the No. 6 U.S. marathoner of all-time at 2:22.16.

Courier_Post_Sun__Feb_19__2006_

Sedberry’s time at nationals was No. 8 in U.S. indoor track history.

She broke her own South Jersey record of 10:30.25 that she set at the state Group 3 meet at Jadwin, where she edged Colts Neck teammates Brianna Jackucewicz (10:31.32) and Ashley Higginson (10:36.44), who went to become one of the world’s top steeplechasers. 

Before Sedberry first broke the South Jersey record, it was held by Washington Township’s Michelle Rowen, who never took a serious stab at the two-mile indoors but did run 10:43.2 (converted) in an easy effort in a developmental meet at Widener in January of 1983. 

Sedberry only held the state record for a year. In 2007, Higginson ran 10:16.75 when she won Nationals at the Armory.

But to this day her time is No. 2 in state history and No. 16 in U.S. history, holding up to every challenge by some incredible runners – Megan Lacy, Megan Venables, Chelsea Ley and Alyssa Aldridge, to name a few.

Sedberry ran for Duke and after dealing with injuries for three years transferred to La Salle and had an outstanding career as a collegiate swimmer!

All-Time S.J. Girls Indoor 3,200 Top-50

10:15.71 … Brittany Sedberry [Ocean City], 2006
10:23.49 … Megan Lacy [Cherokee], 2011
10:29.90 … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2009
10:33.95 … Alyssa Aldridge [Mainland Reg.], 2016
10:38.11 … Megan Venables [Highland], 2011
10:38.90 … Erin Donohue [Haddonfield], 2001
10:40.03 … Dina Iacone [Washington Twp.], 2012
10:40.80 … Briana Gess [Haddonfield], 2017
10:42.06 … Holly Bischof [Bishop Eustace], 2012
10:42.22 … Theresa Cattuna [Cherry Hill East], 2007
10:43.2y … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983
10:45.20 … Devon Grisbaum [Ocean City], 2015
10:45.40 … Julianna Catania [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2016
10:46.63 … Erika Kemp [Rancocas Valley], 2013
10:48.78 … Shelby Cain [Haddonfield], 2014
10:49.12 … Madison Coppolino [Sterling], 2017 [3]
10:49.46 … Alyssa Condell [Timber Creek], 2016
10:52.05 … Amanda Goetschius [Delsea], 2007
10:52.53 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020
10:53.4h … Christin Bettis [Hammonton], 2012
10:53.89y … Sarah Naticchia [Haddonfield], 2020
10:55.29y … Ann Klocke [Bishop Eustace], 1996
10:57.95 … Katy Storti [Bishop Eustace], 2019
10:59.02 … Catherine Van Horn [Triton], 2005
10:59.04 … Maria Ruiz [Williamstown], 2009
10:59.13 … Vickie Ajimoko [Williamstown], 2013
11:00.9y … Deanna Germano [Shawnee], 1985
11:02.02 … Jenn Rawls [Highland], 2009
11:03.78 … Rachel Vick [Kingsway], 2017
11:03.94 … Alexa Palmieri [Ocean City], 2019
11:05.02 … Alexa Weber [Ocean City], 2017
11:06.43y … Colleen Sunderland [Northern Burlington], 1995
11:06.72 … Meghan Malloy [Cinnaminson], 2011
11:06.95 … Sarah Pierce [Cherry Hill East], 2017
11:07.63 … Vanessa Wright [Haddonfield], 2004
11:08.03 … Nina Bendixen [Shawnee], 2015
11:08.35 … Lindsey Kane [Washington Twp.], 2013
11:09.29 … Kaitlyn Rauscher [Delsea], 2016
11:09.81 … Abbey Hartman [Ocean City], 1997
11:10.88 … Caitlin Orr [Lenape], 2009
11:11.44 … Arianna McKinney [Highland], 2005
11:12.32 … Maria Schiffhauer [Seneca], 2014
11:12.52 … Natalia Ocasio [Lenape], 2010
11:13.1y … Sue Pockell [Cherry Hill West], 1983
11:15.94 … Kylie Anicic [Kingsway], 2018
11:16.17 … Kara Bonner [Shawnee], 2017
11:16.51 … Meghan Hughes [Moorestown], 2002
11:18.59 … Raelynne Miller [Millville], 2017
11:18.68 … Alexis Mullarkey [Kingsway], 2018
11:19.65 … Emily Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s