The Scoop: Recapping New York And Minnesota's State Champs

Wild Race In Brooks PR Girls 2-Mile Ends With Canadian Win

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It was wild action in the girls 2-mile at Brooks PR in Seattle on Friday. 

Glenbard West (IL) sophomore Katelynne Hart, who owned a US No. 2 time and US No. 3 all-time effort, set the tone early and led through four laps before Exeter (NH) senior Jacqueline Gaughan started to creep into her peripheral view. 

The New Hampshire prep really wouldn't go away until two laps to go, but when the Notre Dame recruit made her move, a minor scrape took place near the rail with Hart and both stammered. 

That's right about the time when Rockford (MI) junior Ericka VanderLende entered the conversation, taking the lead, though the Michigan native wouldn't hold on. 

Canadian Taryn O'Neill took charge with 250 meters to go, kicking past VanderLende and Hart to win in 9:54.40.

Bozeman (MT) graduate Camila Noe, a University of Portland signee, put down another big kick, scoring a second-place effort in 9:54.95, while Hart was third in 9:56.40. Gaughan was fourth (9:59.40) and VanderLende was fifth (9:59.92).