Senior Eliza Rego (La Salle Academy) won the 2016 Rhode Island 1500m State Championship clocking 4:36 leading the event wire to wire. Taking out the pace early she was challenged by Westerly sophomore Randi Burr. Through around 700m Rego began to pull ahead as Burr would join a chase pack of Marissa McPhillips (Narragansett) and Kate Zitzmann (Barrington).
The top six in the 2016 race show in the top 20 in the all-time Rhode Island State Championship rankings in the 1500m in our database.
Rego had finished 2nd in the 1500m in 2014 and was able to win RI 1500m State Championships in both 2015 and 2016. She'd also win the 800m in 2:13.87 as well as finish 3rd in the 3000m at 10:12 in the 2016 State Championship.
|GIRLS 1500 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Eliza Rego||12||La Salle Academy||4:36.83||2|
|2||Randi Burr||10||Westerly High School||4:38.23||2|
|3||Marissa Mcphillips||12||Narragansett High School||4:39.46||2|
|4||Kate Zitzmann||10||Barrington High School||4:40.31||2|
|5||Karina Tavares||12||La Salle Academy||4:43.92||2|
|6||Danika Wayss||12||Pilgrim High School||4:44.11||2|
|7||Emily Kane||10||La Salle Academy||4:49.71||2|
|8||Elizabeth Sullivan||9||Portsmouth High School||4:51.75||2|
|10||Téa Bishop||9||Barrington High School||4:54.24||1|
|11||Elise Papazian||12||La Salle Academy||4:56.99||1|
|12||Emma Sammartino||10||North Kingstown High School||5:05.07||1|
|13||Amanda L'esperance||12||Lincoln High School||5:07.02||1|
|14||Sarah Bain||11||St Mary Academy-Bay View High School||5:07.51||1|