Unpressed, Haddonfield’s Lindsay Colflesh runs quick early-season 800!

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.

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