Leap Of The Year: Girls 3200

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Liberty Ricca was one of four girls who dropped over 40 seconds from their PR this year. 

Unlike the sprints where there's very little room to find gains, the 3,200 is an event where every lap is ripe with hope for a second or twos worth of a gain. 

Gains of 10 or 20 seconds were common, but the Top 100 from 2017 to 2018 saw four runners with gains of over 40 seconds - and two who nearly chopped off a full minute. A minute's improvement is 7.5 seconds faster - per lap.

The almost-minute improvement and Leap Of The Year came from Mountain Vista's Madison Reed, who dropped 58.70 seconds from her 2017 personal best. The Mountain Vista sophomore went from 12:19 last year, to 11:20 this year. 

Battle Mountain's Naomi Harding was a close, close runner-up, as she dropped 57.90 seconds from her lone 3,200 last year. Harding went from 12:03 to 11:05. 

And claiming third place was Elizabeth Schweiker, who dropped 50 seconds off her PR. 

Additionally, Grace Johnson and Liberty Ricca made major shakeups near the top of the rankings. Johnson opened her season with a modest 11:38 PR, and ended it with a 10:49 - that's a 49 second improvement. Likewise, Ricca ran 11:32 last year, and 10:49 this year - a 42 second improvement. Their jumps were the difference between mixing it up with the pack, and leading it. 


Athlete2018 2017 Difference
Jenna Fitzsimmons 10:35.0910:54.97( 19.88 )
Brynn Siles 10:39.3011:13.48( 34.18 )
Soleil Gaylord 10:44.8611:01.48( 16.62 )
Grace Johnson 10:49.4211:38.87( 49.45 )
10:49.4511:32.30( 42.85 )
Tatum Miller 10:53.0311:13.66( 20.63 )
Lizzy Harding 10:55.0711:20.61( 25.54 )
Caroline Eck 10:55.1911:06.42( 11.23 )
Lina Corrales 10:55.3011:06.58( 11.28 )
Addi Iken 10:55.6411:11.60( 15.96 )
Ivy Gonzales 11:02.2310:55.766.47
Elizabeth Constien 11:02.6311:18.87( 16.24 )
Liz Hogan 11:02.8811:01.501.38
Katelyn Mitchem 11:04.6511:16.72( 12.07 )
Naomi Harding 11:05.3512:03.25( 57.90 )
Hannah Ellis 11:05.6311:33.90( 28.27 )
Caitlin McConnell 11:07.5711:25.77( 18.20 )
Quinn McConnell 11:11.7811:07.913.87
Tiya Chamberlin 11:12.6711:19.02( 6.35 )
Sophia Maeda 11:12.9211:18.31( 5.39 )
Sarah O'Sullivan 11:13.0311:10.013.02
Kyla Ramsey 11:14.3111:31.85( 17.54 )
Madi Kenyon 11:14.3511:11.562.79
Lauren Zoe Baker 11:14.4611:47.65( 33.19 )
Shae Henley 11:15.2411:04.6010.64
Carley Bennett 11:17.0011:34.30( 17.30 )
Luna Slater 11:18.2211:15.013.21
Madison Reed 11:20.8412:19.54( 58.70 )
Kenadi Krueger 11:21.2111:29.86( 8.65 )
Keely Jones 11:21.3211:47.80( 26.48 )
Morgan Conn 11:22.1511:18.993.16
Isalina Colsman 11:23.0810:50.4332.65
Sarah Wagler 11:24.3911:41.02( 16.63 )
Layla Roebke 11:24.8811:40.87( 15.99 )
Madeleine Burns 11:27.1711:34.44( 7.27 )
Elizabeth Schweiker 11:27.3012:17.91( 50.61 )
Riley Geldean 11:28.0111:23.944.07
Sydney Swanker 11:28.0112:04.28( 36.27 )
Morgan Hykes 11:28.0511:25.882.17
Makenna Anderson 11:29.7011:25.554.15
Katie Flaherty 11:33.3811:40.53( 7.15 )


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