Alyssa Condell, a Timber Creek and University of Pennsylvania graduate now competing for the Breakneck Trac Club, ran a personal-best 5,000 at the recent Garden State Track Club Invitational at Ocean Breeze.
Condell ran 16:48.45, reeling off all 20 laps from the 800 mark to the 4800 point between 39.8 and 41.3 and then closing in 36.6. She was the first woman across the line in the mixed race.
Condell’s previous 5,000 PR was a 16:56.36 outdoors at the 2019 HEPS at Princeton. She didn’t run many indoor 5,000s in college, but her previous indoor PR was a 17:14.03 at the Armory in December of 2018.
Haddon Township graduate Jacob Dinerman, competing for Moody Park Trak Club, ran 4:13.23 and placed 2nd in his first mile race in two years. Dinerman, who ran one year for TCNJ, has an indoor mile PR of 4:08.49 in Boston in 2020. Dinerman also ran 14:58.49 in the 5,000, which is quite a double.
Another Haddon Township graduate, Luke Petela, who ran at Penn and graduated from Vermont, placed 3rd in the 3,000 in 8:40.54.