Greensburg Salem’s Malia Anderson runs state’s fastest 800 meters at Butler Invitational
By: Chris Harlan
Friday, April 19, 2019 | 1:36 AM
Greensburg Salem senior Malia Anderson ran the fastest time in the state this season to win the girls 800 meters Thursday at the Butler Invitational.
The Georgetown recruit won in 2:13.36, which puts her atop the early-season Pennsylvania rankings, according to Milesplit stats. The state’s previous best was a 2:14.97 run by Cardinal O’Hara’s Christine Mancini on Wednesday.
Anderson’s time was more than two seconds faster than the 2:15.60 she ran March 30 in Latrobe. However, her best this spring overall was a 2:12.58 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals early last month.
Her 3,200-meter relay also won Thursday in 9:36.88.
CONGRATS…Malia A. – 2:13.36 for her 3rd straight Butler Invitational 800 meters victory – that’s a PA #1 time! Maddy M. finished 5th as well. pic.twitter.com/FW3M6pHeae
— GbgSalemAthletics (@GS_SportsUpdate) April 19, 2019
CONGRATS LADIES!! Girls’ 3200 Meter Relay Champions at Butler Invite – 9:36.88 – Keara L., Maddy M., Sydney G., Malia A. pic.twitter.com/l5VVh3cLDU
— GbgSalemAthletics (@GS_SportsUpdate) April 18, 2019
Kiski Area’s Jean Starr won two individual events with first-place finishes in the girls shot put (39-6½) and discus (118-3).
North Allegheny teammates Zach Kinne and Dan McGoey took first and second in the boys 3,200. Kinne won in 9:13.48, less than four seconds ahead of McGoey (9:17.13).
Aliquippa sprinter MJ Devonshire ran a sub-11 second time to win the boys 100 at 10.99 seconds. He placed second in the 200 at 22.10.
Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .