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Katelynne Hart Is Officially Back

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The Glenbard West (IL) High School star set a new Richard Springs Invitational record on Saturday with a 3-mile time of 16:14.70, which is now fourth all-time on the Detweiller Park course. Hart also earned a very impressive 149 speed rating. 

In winning Richard Spring, the junior also guided Glenbard West to a team title with 131 points. 

Not a bad Saturday outing. 

This is all coming after last week's opener of 16:35.66 at Lake Park, a solid if-not-underwhelming race from the Illinois junior. 

While the time is still six seconds shy of her overall career best at 3-miles--the 16:08.70 she recorded at Lakes Park a year ago--it does mark an overall best at Detweiller Park following last year's state win on the course in November. 

And it puts no question as to whether Hart needed to make up any ground this fall.

Currently No. 5 on the MileSplit50, Hart historically will take a few weeks off from racing before she gears back up for the Napervile Twilight Invitational in October. 

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Girls Overall Results Richard Springs Invitational 

1Katelynne Hart11Glenbard West High School16:14.701
2Alice Abbott10St. Charles East High School16:47.102
3Samantha Poglitsch10Wheaton Warrenville South High School16:53.803
4Aly Negovetich9Grant High School16:58.204
5Katie Hohe12Glenbard West High School17:00.605
6Lianna Surtz9Rosary High School17:02.606
7Anne Marie Jordan10Palatine High School17:07.807
8Mckenna Revord11Hinsdale Central High School17:26.608
9Isabelle Christian12Oswego High School17:28.709
10Rachel Price9St. Charles North High School17:33.1010