Haddonfield senior Lindsay Colflesh ran away with the 800 at the Cherokee Distance Festival Saturday, clocking a quick 2:15.18.
Colflesh ran less than half a second off her PR of 2:14.87, which she set the last time she ran an official outdoor 800 – at the 2019 state Group 2 meet at Central Regional.
Allentown senior Jessica Lyons, who ran 2:13.98 in winning the outdoor state 3 title the same day on the same track, took the field out in 64.9, with Colflesh half a stride back at the bell lap. But Colflesh ran away from Lyons, winning by 30 meters.
Four other girls ran 2:20 to 2:21: Allentown senior Jessica Lyons [2:20.19], Cherokee sophomore Kelsey Giglio [2:20.19], Paul VI Abigail Lutz [2:21.36] and Ocean City Erin Hanlon [2:21.49].
As a sophomore, Niglio was running her first outdoor track race for Cherokee.
Hanlon took a big chunk out of her PR of 2:26.32 from last year’s indoor sectionals and her outdoor PR 2:31.82 from 2018 sectionals.
In all, 16 girls ran under 2:30.