Allison Colflesh’s 2:15 anchor led Haddonfield to a 9:12.91 victory in the 3,200-meter relay Saturday at the Ocean Grove Invitational on Staten Island, N.Y.
Lindsay to Payton to Olivia to Allison!
Haddonfield’s time is No. 4 in South Jersey indoor history and fastest in eight years. The only faster teams are three Lenape teams – 9:04.66 at the 2013 New Balance Invitational, 9:09.71 at 2012 Nationals and 9:11.94 at 2008 Eastern’s, all at the Armory. Haddonfield’s previous school record indoors was 9:22.18 last winter at the Varsity Classic at the Armory.
Including outdoor times, Haddonfield is now No. 6 in South Jersey history. Haddonfield has run faster three years outdoors – 9:06.30 in 2008, 9:10.32 in 2000 and 9:12.30 in 2019.
Haddonfield’s time is also No. 3 in the nation this year according to the MileSplit rankings, behind IMG Elite Academy of Bradenton, Fla. (8:56.87) and Boerne Champion of Texas (9:00.86), both at theaAdidas Indoor Nationals in Virginia Beach last month.
Lindsay Colflesh led off with a 2:18.6 split that had Haddonfield a step behind Saratoga Springs of N.Y. going into the first handoff. Payton Weiner split 2:19.0 to give Haddonfield the lead, and Olivia Stoner split 2:20 to give Allison Colflesh the stick just behind Saratoga Springs’ anchor.
Allison Colflesh then ran the fastest split of the day to blow the race wide open. Saratoga Springs anchor Ella Kurto ran 2:19.5, but Haddonfield won by 25 meters, with Saratoga Springs second in 9:16.97.
All four Haddonfield runners are seniors. Haddonfield did not use senior Sarah Natacchia, who has run 2:15.79 but has not competed this indoor season.