Buena’s Kristin Siegle obliterated her 800 PR Saturday and shattered Rider’s school record in a dual meet against Monmouth in Lawrenceville.
Siegle won the race in 2:10.83, edging Monmouth freshman Katie Locker, who ran 2:11.48.
She broke Rider’s outdoor school record of 2:11.24, set by Stephanie Welte at the 2016 Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton.
The 2:10.83 is a ridiculous seven-second outdoor PR for Siegle, who hadn’t raced an outdoor 800 since the 2019 Metro Atlantic Conference Championships in Long Branch, where she ran 2:17.90.
Her indoor PR is 2:13.90 from a meet in Albana in February of 2020, before last year’s indoor season ended prematurely.
Siegle went from not even being on Rider’s all-time outdoor 800 top-10 to being on top of the list.
At Buena, Siegle had an 800 PR of 2:20.03 at 2015 Group 3 states at South Plainfield, so she’s shaved nearly 10 seconds off her high school best.
Siegle and Locker moved into the top two spots on the 2021 Metro Atlantic Conference performance list.