Watch Lilly Shapiro's 3200m race, heat 12 of 17 Friday night at Cherokee.
Lilly Shapiro couldn't wait to see how low she could go in her first ever crack at 3200 meters.
After big PR's in cross-country (18:39 at Holmdel Park) and in the 1600m indoors (4:49.52), it was obvious that Shapiro had the potential to drop something big when she toed the line on Friday night at the Cherokee Night Racing meet in Marlton. And that's just what she did as the Colts Neck junior torched the track with a 10:18.36! That's No. 10 in state outdoor history!
Shapiro's 10:18.36, which came in a mixed race with boys, is the fastest 3200m time ever by a girl on South Jersey soil. Her time is actually the ninth fastest 3200m NJ time ever run outdoors, but she's listed at 10th on the NJ all-time list when the faster two-mile times are included.
Shapiro, who hit the 1,600m mark in 5:13.72, ran 5:04.64 for the final 1,600m, and covered the final 800m in 2:26.81, including a 69.10 final 400m!
Here's NJ's updated all-time outdoor list.
NJ ALL-TIME 3200 METER LIST
10:10.24-Abby Loveys, Randolph, 2019
10:12.8-Michelle Rowen, Washington Twp., 1983
10:15.02-Sarah Disanza, High Point, 2013
10:15.82-Alexa Westley, Warren Hills, 2019
10:17.18-Melanie Thompson, Voorhees, 2009
10:17.28-Katie McCafferty, Oak Knoll, 2008
10:18.0-Jodie Bilotta, North Hunterdon, 1987
10:18.24-Mackenzie Barry, Mendham, 2014
10:18.36-Lilly Shapiro, Colts Neck, 2021
10:18.6-Janet Smith, J.P. Stevens, 1984
10:19.31-Chelsea Ley, Kingsway, 2009
NJ ALL-TIME 2-MILE
10:16.30-Dana Giordano, Bernards, 2012
10:17.44-Ashley Higginson Colts Neck, 2007
Cherokee Night Racing Top Times