Clearview senior Abigail Waddington opened her senior year with a two-mile PR and the No. 9 time in Gloucester County history.
Waddington placed 2nd in the two-mile at the Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival on Staten Island in 11:07.38, which converts to 11:03.51 for 3,200 meters.
She finished behind only Zariel Macchia of William Floyd High in Mastic Beach, Suffolk County, N.Y. Macchia, who ran 10:33.22, was the Nike Indoor Nationals two-mile champ last winter and the USATF Under-20 cross country champion. She’s run as fast as 10:08.50 outdoors.
Waddington broke her own indoor school record of 11:10.01 from last year’s Group 3 sectionals, where she was 2nd to Northern Burlington’s Liliah Gordon. Her overall PR and the Clearview outdoor school record is 11:00.19 from the Tri-County Conference Championships at Kingsway in May.
All-Time Gloucester County 3,200 Performance List
10:29.90y … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2009
10:40.03 … Dina Iacone [Washington Twp.], 2012
10:43.2y … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983
10:52.05 … Amanda Goetschius [Delsea], 2007
10:52.53 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020
10:59.04 … Maria Ruiz [Williamstown], 2009
10:59.13 … Vickie Ajimoko [Williamstown], 2013
10:59.90 … Aubrey Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2022
11:03.51y … Abigail Waddington [Clearview], 2023
11:03.78 … Rachel Vick [Kingsway], 2017