Dennisha Page ran a near-PR 24.63 in the trials of the emerging elite division at the New Balance Nationals Friday, advancing to the championship race.
Page, a senior at Wilson, won the sixth of nine heats by more than half a second. She has the third-fastest time going into the finals, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday evening.
Page has an indoor PR of 24.57 from the prelims at Easterns.
Makhia Jarrett (24.18) of Salem High in Virginia Beach, Va., and Jasmine Riley of Park Crossing High in Montgomery, Ala., (24.45) were the only two qualifiers who ran faster.
Heat sheet for the final is here. Page will be in lane 4 for the second are in the two-section final.