So much for that PR.
Egg Harbor junior Michaela Schlemo arrived in Toms River Monday with a 3,200 PR of 12:02.01. When she left, she had lowered it nearly 50 seconds.
Schlemo was first across the line at the SJTCA meet at the Bubble with an 11:13.59, No. 5 in Atlantic County history and No. 2 in South Jersey this year.
You don’t get many 48.42-second PRs in a race as short as 3,200 meters, but Schlemo finished 50 meters ahead of Cherokee sophomore Megan Niglio, who placed 2nd in 11:23.16.
The only faster time by a South Jersey two-miler this winter belongs to Clearview senior Abby Waddington, who ran 10:55.10 at the Bubble last week. Schlemo’s time is No. 9 in the state.
Schlemo plays softball in the spring and has never run outdoor track, although if her times keep dropping … who knows?
She ran a 1,600 PR of 5:16.00 at Ocean Breeze earlier this month, and that’s No. 9 this year in South Jersey.
Before this month, Schlemo had PRs of 5:34.82 from Ocean Breeze and 12:02.01 from a SJTCA meet at the Bubble, both last February.
But she’s coming off a terrific XC season, where she placed 3rd in the Shore Coaches A race, 4th at sectionals and 15th at the Meet of Champions with a 19:26 at Holmdel.
Here’s a look at the top-5 indoor 3,200 times in Atlantic County history:
10:33.95 … Alyssa Aldridge [Mainland Reg.], 2016
10:45.40 … Julianna Catania [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2016
10:53.4h … Christin Bettis [Hammonton], 2012
11:08.72 … Sofia Day [Mainland Reg.], 2022
11:13.59 … Michaela Schlemo [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2023