Kingsway’s Allie Pierontoni continued her outstanding freshman year at Monmouth Sunday morning by running the 4th-fastest 10,000 in school history.
Pierontoni ran 37:06.10 to win the 10,000 at the Monmouth Spring Invitational in West Long Branch. After averaging 87.2 on her first five laps, she ran 17 of her next 19 laps between 89.1 and 91.9 and then closed in 81.2.
Her time is fastest by a Monmouth runner since Kelsey Maher from Jackson Memorial ran 36:36.02 in a meet at Bucknell in 2013.
Pierontoni has shown tremendous range in her first year of college track, running 1,500 meters in 4:42.56, 3,000 in 10:15.36 and 5,000 in 17:40.98 along with her 10,000. She has yet to run any distance more than once this spring, and this was her first lifetime 10,000.
She won by about 40 meters over Carissa Kahn of Siena (N.Y.), who placed second in 37:15.30.