Nechanicky Runs 16:47 at STMA Invitational


One might have thought that Abbey Nechanicky had achieved just about everything she could so far for her senior cross country season. She has the St. Olaf High School Showcase title, won the Roy Griak title in dominant fashion, and has run the fastest times of her career. 

Related: Wayzata Standout Abbey Nechanicky Commits to Colorado

So of course she had to go and become the 4th Minnesota girl to run a sub 17-minute 5k!

Nechanicky dominated one again this season at the STMA Invite where she ran a time of 16:47.40, becoming just the 4th girl to run under 17:00 after Analee Weaver, Tierney Wolfgram, and Emily Covert. 

RankNameTimeMeet (Date)

Analee Weaver

16:42.60Forest Lake SEC Tri (10/1/20)

Abbey Nechanicky

16:47.40STMA Invite (10/3/22)

Tierney Wolfgram 

16:48.67NXR Heartland (11/12/17)

Emily Covert 

16:55.71NCR Heartland (11/12/17)

Nechanicky apart from becoming just the 4th girl to run sub 17 minutes is just the 2nd girl to do it in Minnesota behind Analee Weaver. Wolfgram and Covert both did it on a fast Heartland course in South Dakota. 

Nechanicky has now moved to 4th nationally in the 5K this fall, and 3rd among all girls in her class (as of this writing). 

1Emma Stutzman16:44.00Pomona (CO)
2Ella Hagen16:45.10Summit (CO)
3Sofia Madrazo16:46.97New Canaan (CT)
4Abbey Nechanicky16:47.40Wayzata (MN)

For the meet, Nehcanicky was able to beat out Norah Hushagen who ran a 18:05.20 by 1 minute and 18 seconds for her largest margin of victory this year. She has now won four meets in a row. 

Related: MileSplit50 Girls National Rankings

Nechanicky has had a big week already after announcing her commitment to the University of Colorado where she will team up with fellow sub 17-minute runner Emily Covert who is a junior.