No. 1 2025 Recruit Sadie Engelhardt Commits To NC State

* Sadie Engelhardt runs the No. 4 all-time 1K performance this indoor season in Boston with a 2:41

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On Sunday, Ventura's (CA) Sadie Engelhardt made her verbal commitment to NC State, well over a year ahead of her graduation date. 

The decision is a big get for NC State, which has won three-straight NCAA Cross Country Championships and developed former New York star Katelyn Tuohy into the professional ranks. 

Engelhardt is reminiscent of Tuohy and is the No. 1 recruit for the Class of 2025, having clocked age group records and record-breaking runs.

She hasn't wasted any time racking up state titles and all-time marks. The high school junior already owns two cross country and three outdoor California state titles in the 800m and 1,600m. 

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This indoor season, the New Balance athlete ran the No. 4 all-time high school performance in the 1K with a 2:41 at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston University. A day later, she made a quick trip to the TRACK at New Balance won the girls mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, where she ran a U.S. No. 1 mark of 4:34.45, putting her No. 3 all-time behind Mary Cain's 4:28 national record. 

Last spring, Engelhardt made history at the CIF Outdoor State Championships.

She became the second girl in state meet hisotry to win the 800m-1,600m double, winning in 2:07.22 and 4:33.45. The last time someone accomplished this feat was back in 1975 with Kathy Costello of Pleasant Hill.

At the national level, Engelhardt is the reigning New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor champion the mile. Engelhardt won Nike Outdoor Nationals in the mile in 2022.