Throwback: Eliza Rego Wins Second Straight 1500m State Title

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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.

1Eliza Rego12La Salle Academy4:36.832
2Randi Burr10Westerly High School4:38.232
3Marissa Mcphillips12Narragansett High School4:39.462
4Kate Zitzmann10Barrington High School4:40.312
5Karina Tavares12La Salle Academy4:43.922
6Danika Wayss12Pilgrim High School4:44.112
7Emily Kane10La Salle Academy4:49.712
8Elizabeth Sullivan9Portsmouth High School4:51.752
9Julia Dempsey11Cumberland4:53.361
10Téa Bishop9Barrington High School4:54.241
11Elise Papazian12La Salle Academy4:56.991
12Emma Sammartino10North Kingstown High School5:05.071
13Amanda L'esperance12Lincoln High School5:07.021
14Sarah Bain11St Mary Academy-Bay View High School5:07.511
15Grace Henson10Cumberland5:21.471