Williamstown’s Anne Sasse turns in speedy breakthrough 800-1500 double PR for Rowan at Widener!!!!!!

Huge double PR meet over the weekend for Williamstown grad Anne Sasse, now a sophomore at Rowan.

Racing at the Danny Curran Invitational at Widener in Chester, Pa., Sasse placed 3rd in the 800 in 2:17.86 after placing 3rd in the 1,500 in 4:45.11.

In the 800, she was the 2nd collegiate runner across the line and dropped her PR from 2:19.55, which she ran last April at a meet in Baltimore. That’s a nearly two-second drop.

In the 1,500, she lowered her PR from 4:49.11, which she ran last April in a meet also in Chester. She was also the 2nd collegiate runner in the 1,500. Her time converts to 5:06.12 for 1,600 meters or 5:07.92 for the full mile. Considering that her high school PR was 5:30.70, that’s an incredible result.

Sasse is No. 1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference in both the 800 and 1,500. She’s also No. 3 in the 5,000 with a 19:15.56 from a meet in Lexington, Va., last month. She’s No. 2 in NCAA Division 3 in the 800 and No. 42 in the 1,500.

Rowan’s web site lists the school record in the 1,500 as 4:43.76 by Holy Spirit’s Linda Vaughan in 1991, but that is wrong. Vaughan ran 4:42.0 at the 1989 Millersville Metric Invitational. And we found the Courier-Post article from April 30, 1989, that proves it.

In the 800, Collingswood’s Quinn Basewitz of Swarthmore PR’d with a 2:21.47, and in the 1,500 Widener’s Jaden Sweeley from Cherokee  PR’d at 4:55.48.

You can list incorrect information from 30 years ago and assume nobody will notice, but I will check that info every time and find those mistakes.


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