Neglia Finishes 2018 as All-American


Sasha Neglia finished off an eventful season on Saturday morning in Portland.

In her second trip to Nike Nationals, the Dobyns Bennett junior finished in 15th, running 17:29. That's the fastest time ever run by a Tennessean at NXN. It's also the second-highest finish by a Tennessee athlete at the prestigious championship.

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
117:29.80
Dobyns Bennett High School
2020
217:31.70
Central Magnet High School
2018
318:01.80
Ravenwood High School
2018
418:57.90
Science Hill High School
2009
519:58.30
Baylor School
2011
620:04.90
Baylor School
2011
720:31.00
Cane Ridge High School
2014
821:46.00
Big Sandy High School
2009


Neglia battled a large pack at the finish. 11 athletes were crowded together, finishing just six seconds apart.

She battled the conditions and some of the best competition in America for an All-American finish.

Neglia is the first All-American from Dobyns Bennett. Last year she ran 18:14 for 24th place. Her finish is the highest since Ravenwood's Annika Sleenhof came in 19th back in 2016.

8	VANDERLENDE, Ericka	SR	52	Midwest-5	--	17:27.7	0:50.7	5:36.9	3:29.5	5:16.6 (8)	11:01.9 (10)
9	GEDDES, Mattie	JR	23	Northwest-3	--	17:28.3	0:51.3	5:37.1	3:29.7	5:19.8 (16)	11:09.7 (19)
10	ARCHER, Abi	SR	9	Southwest-1	--	17:28.5	0:51.5	5:37.1	3:29.7	5:19.1 (14)	11:07.2 (12)
11	MAX, Fiona	JR	76	Central Oregon	4	17:29.0	0:52.0	5:37.3	3:29.8	5:21.3 (25)	11:07.4 (13)
12	BEDNAR, Charlotte	FR	11	Northeast-1	--	17:29.0	0:52.0	5:37.3	3:29.8	5:23.3 (28)	11:09.0 (15)
13	THORVALDSON, Sydney	SO	50	Northwest-6	--	17:29.1	0:52.1	5:37.3	3:29.8	5:18.9 (13)	11:06.7 (11)
14	PING, Lauren	8	37	Heartland-4	--	17:29.5	0:52.5	5:37.4	3:29.9	5:23.7 (29)	11:12.0 (24)
15	NEGLIA, Sasha	JR	34	Southeast-3	--	17:29.8	0:52.8	5:37.5	3:30.0	5:20.2 (18)	11:09.4 (17)
16	HART, Katelynne	JR	26	Midwest-2	--	17:30.6	0:53.6	5:37.8	3:30.1	5:16.3 (5)	10:56.7 (6)
17	WILSON, Allison	SR	56	South-5	--	17:33.0	0:56.0	5:38.6	3:30.6	5:20.8 (23)	11:10.7 (22)
18	GAITAN, Tori	JR	179	Temecula	5	17:33.3	0:56.3	5:38.7	3:30.6	5:27.1 (39)	11:13.9 (28)
19	VLADIC, Tiahna	SR	53	Northwest-7	--	17:33.6	0:56.6	5:38.8	3:30.7	
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