Kingsway’s Allie Pierontoni shatters 5-minute mile barrier, breaks Monmouth freshman record!!!!!

Kingsway graduate Allie Pierontoni became the second South Jersey runner to shatter Monmouth’s freshman mile record on Friday. 

Racing at the Great Dane Classic at Ocean Breeze, Pierontoni ran a huge PR of 4:59.74, her first lifetime race at 1,600 meters or the full mile under 5 minutes.

She broke the Monmouth women’s freshman record of 5:01.63, set in 2019 by Sarah Crissman, also at Ocean Breeze.

The Woolwich Township native negative split the race, going out in 2:31.34 and coming back in 2:28.40. She closed in 73.62 for her final 400 and 35.81 for her final 200.

Pierontoni ran 5:06.79 earlier this month in her only previous collegiate mile. She ran 5:02.92 for 1,600 meters at Group 4 states at the Bubble in February of 2020. Her outdoor PR is 5:03.71, also for 1,600 meters. 

She did run a 4:42.56 for 1,500 meters in a dual meet in March with Army outdoors at Shea Stadium in West Point, N.Y., which converts to a 5:05.16 full mile.

Pierontoni’s time is 2nd-fastest in Monmouth indoor track history by a South Jersey woman. Millville graduate Amanda Eller ran 4:58.57 in 2012, also at West Point but indoors at the Gillis Fieldhouse.

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