Spot Lighting Gabrielle Wilkinson
As a sophomore at Friends Central High School in Wynnewood , PA, Gabrielle Wilkinson has just completed a stellar indoor season. She won the Marine Corp Holiday Classic girl’s mile in a time of 4.57.7 which earned her a berth to compete in the Millrose Games Invitational High School Girls Mile. She placed 5th in the event in a time of 4.53.0. In the Pennsylvania State Championships, she recorded 3 incredible performances that earned her the PTFCA Girl’s Athlete of the Year Award. She won the PA State Champion in a time of 4.55.1. She also contested the 800M and was the event runner-up in a time of 2.10.2. In her 3rd event of the day, she split 4.57.0 in the mile on the anchor leg of the Distance Medley Relay to engineer a come from behind performance that took her team from 9th place to 2nd place in the event. Gabrielle capped of the season by being crowned an All-American in the 800M in the New Balance National High School Championships. She earned the bronze medal in the event in a personal best time of 2.06.8. Her performance set a Sophomore State record and is the 2nd fastest time ever run in the 800M in Pennsylvania just behind Chanelle Price’s 2.04. Gabrielle also recorded the fastest times in the 1000M (2.52.5) and the 1500M (4.31.9) for the 2016 indoor season.