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* Jake Liebert won the two-mile at Raleigh Relays in 8:55.50

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Distance Runners Shine At Raleigh Relays

A noticeable performance over the weekend came from Jake Liebert of Wando (SC) at the Raleigh Relays. 

In the boys 3,200m, Liebert set a new personal best and became the eighth boy this outdoor season to go under nine minutes. He won the title in 8:55.50 to take the title ahead of Gabriel Schmid of Orange (NC),  who crossed the line in 9:06.63.

Ringgold's (PA)  Ryan Pajak was third in 9:07.16. 

Liebert produced the fourth-fastest time in the nation. 

* Mary Bonner Dalton won the 3,200m in 10:23.18

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Meanwhile, the girls 3,200m race was completely loaded.

Kate Putman of Cicero-North Syracuse (NY) competed at her future home track at NC State. She took control of the race with a 5:06 for the first 1,600m. 

With about 1K left to go, Mary Bonner Dalton of Myers Park (NC) took the lead and ran away with the title in 10:23.18. This is the fifth-fastest performance by a high school girl this season and it's ranked No. 6 in North Carolina history.

Putman closed in for second with a 10:26.88 and Scout Storms of Barrington (IL) was third in 10:35.08. 

In the women's 5K, Ciara O'Shea of Madison Central (KY) lined up against the collegians and ran a U.S. No. 1 time of 16:23.67. She crossed the line 27th out of 170 college women runners as she continued to leave her mark in Kentucky history. The UNC signee produced the No. 1 all-time state performance.

* Ciara O'Shea in the 5K at Raleigh Relays

Photo Credit: David Nguyen / MileSplit

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