Kick of The Week: A Can't Miss 3200m Throwdown

It was a fierce showdown in the final heat of the girls 3200m at the Howard County Winter Festival.

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Mount De Sales Academy (MD) teammates Juliette Whittaker and Samantha Facius battled to the line on Saturday at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Center in Landover, Maryland.

The final stretch was a back-and-forth between the two before Whittaker took the lead into the bell lap. But Facius didn't let her get away, as she closed the gap and took the lead on the final curve.

With a strong final push, Whittaker came back to win, clocking 11:09.71, while Facius would come just a hair behind in 11:09.75.

The top three efforts from the meet currently stand as US No. 9, 10 and 11 for 3200m.

1Juliette Whittaker9Mount De Sales Academy11:09.712
2Samantha Facius12Mount De Sales Academy11:09.752
3Claudia Dolan12Northern-Calvert High School11:12.882

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