Maryland State Meet Thursday Previews: 3200s

Event by event preview for all four 3200 meter races (1A Girls, 2A Girls, 1A Boys, 2A Boys) for Thursday at the 2016 MPSSAA State Outdoor Championships. 

1A Girls 3200

The question is will Haley Wright chase after the 1A state meet record of 11:06.29 set in 1998 by Rising Sun's Korin Miller or will she be content to run simply hard enough to win the 3200 meter run on Thursday. The Boonsboro senior and University of Alabama commit Wright has celebrated many state championships in her senior year with Boonsboro, which she looks to add a few more this weekend to her career total this weekend in Baltimore.

Wright has a season best 3200 meter time of 11:06.09, but has a PR of 10:54 from last spring. She could very well lap the majority if not all of the 1A girls field on Thursday evening with her next fastest challenger in UCBAC runner-up Ashley Betz. Betz, a freshmen at Patterson Mill, has a season best time of 12:04 in the event.

Expect Brunswick's Elly McGilliviray (12:17 SB) and the Smithsburg duo of Malloy Maholt (12:24 SB) and Erica Lindsay (12:28 SB) to challenge Betz for state runner-up honors behind Wright. 

Heat Sheets

Event 182  Girls 3200 Meter Run 1A (14) Finals
          1A:  11:06.29  1998        Korin Miller, Rising Sun                  
  State Meet:  10:15.79  1996        Christy Nichols, Arundel                  
     Name                        Year School                 Seed     Finals
Section 1  Finals
  1  Haley Wright                  12 Boonsboro          11:50.21 
  2  Ashley Betz                    9 Patterson Mill     12:21.84 
  3  Kate Nichols                  12 Mardela            12:59.96 
  4  Kendall Abell                 11 Pikesville         15:08.50 
  5  Mallory Moholt                11 Smithsburg         12:24.27 
  6  Elly Mcgillivray              10 Brunswick          12:26.00 
  7  Erica Lindsay                 11 Smithsburg         12:30.52 
  8  Jessica Bujak                  9 Patterson Mill     13:07.33 
  9  Caroline Mccarthy             11 Patterson Mill     13:16.19 
 10  Tara Mcdonald                 11 Bohemia Manor      13:22.46 
 11  Emily McAllister              11 Snow Hill          13:38.80 
 12  Emily Mast                    11 Snow Hill          13:53.14 
 13  Marley McCabe                  9 Snow Hill          14:50.71 
 14  Abigail Drager-Davidoff       10 Pikesville         15:14.27