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Sadie Engelhardt three-peats at Arcadia Invite Mile

April 07, 2024

Junior from Ventura High in California runs #2 all-time prep outdoor Mile, #2 all-time HS-only girls performance

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

ARCADIA, Calif. - Among several female standouts Saturday at the 56th Arcadia Invitational, there were a select group of athletes who commanded the spotlight in remarkable fashion, none more than Sadie Engelhardt, with the junior from Ventura High in California adding to her exceptional legacy at Arcadia High.

Engelhardt became the first female athlete in Arcadia Invitational history to win the invitational Mile three years in a row, lowering her California state record and meet all-time mark to 4 minutes, 34.31 seconds, relying on a pair of significant surges to prevail against Timpview High of Utah teammates Jane Hedengren (4:37.17) and Lily Alder (4:40.82).

Engelhardt, who produced the #2 all-time prep outdoor Mile and #2 all-time HS-only girls race, had run 4:35.16 as a freshman to triumph in her Arcadia debut. Her performance Saturday was the catalyst for a meet record seven competitors producing sub-4:45 performances, improving on the five athletes to achieve the feat in 2022.

Tatum Olesen of Menlo-Atherton High in California clocked 4:49.75 to emerge victorious in the girls seeded Mile.

More on the Arcadia meet at:

Tags: sadie engelhardt (5) , jane hedengren (1) , arcadia invitational (3)

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