NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Padua Academy (DE) girls distance medley relay team set a new US No. 1 on Friday at the Yale Track Classic, dominating a strong field in a winning time of 11:58.33 seconds.
Lydia Olivere, a senior and Villanova University signee who ran 4:55 in the full indoor mile in December, took the 1600m anchor and closed in an impressive 4:53.
Portsmouth (RI) High was second in a US No. 3 mark of 12:14.17, Notre Dame Academy (NY) was third in 12:16.48 -- the squad previously held the No. 1 mark -- and Tatnall School (DE) was fourth in a US No. 8 time of 12:24.18.
Padua was paced by Elizabeth Bader, Judith McLaughlin, Amber Owens and Olivere.