Shawnee’s Kara Bonner from Shawnee continues monster year with #5 1,500 in Lehigh history!!!!!

Former Shawnee middle-distance runner Kara Bonner continued her terrific senior year at Lehigh Saturday with a massive 1,500 PR in Charlottesville, Va.

Bonner lowered her PR for the second time in the last month, running 4:31.12 at the Virginia Challenge. That’s the equivalent of a 4:52.81 mile for Bonner, who had a high school PR of 5:04.48, which is equivalent to a 5:06.25 mile.

Lehigh is one of the few Division 1 schools that doesn’t have an all-time top-10 on its web site, although a story on Lehigh’s web site does indicate that Bonner’s time is No. 5 in school history.

Bonner now ranks No. 9 in the Patriot League in the 800 and No. 5 in the 1,500.

Bonner’s previous PR was a 4:34.18 at the Raleigh Relays late last month, but before that her PR was 4:49.14 in the spring of 2019 in a meet at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa.

Bonner PR’d in the mile indoors with a 4:55.27 to place 7th at the Patriot League Championships, also at Bucknell.

And earlier this month she destroyed her 800 PR with a 2:12.74 in a meet at Lafayette University in Easton. Her previous 800 PR was a 2:16.29 at an indoor meet at Lehigh’s Rauch Fieldhouse in January. That erased an 800 PR that dated back to the 2016 Burlington County Open at Rancocas Valley, where she ran 2:18.56 and placed second to Lenape’s Megan Quimby.

Bonner will run on Lehigh’s 3,200-meter relay team at the Penn Relays late Saturday afternoon.


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