Lenape graduate Ariel Mitchell shatters La Salle 100-meter dash record!!!!!

La Salle senior Ariel Mitchell shattered the La Salle University 100-meter dash record Saturday at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton.

Mitchell placed sixth in a loaded 100-meter dash final in 11.96 with a legal wind. Her previous PR was 12.11 in the spring of 2017 at a meet at John Hopkins in Baltimore.

Mitchell broke the school record of 12.03 set in 2004 by Melissa Mastrangelo at the 2004 Atlantic 10 Championships at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass.

Mitchell now ranks No. 2 in the Atlantic 10, behind only Taylor Williams of George Mason, who ran a heavily wind-aided 11.78 last month in a meet at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Williams was aided by a 3.9 meters-per-second wind in that race. Her fastest wind-legal race this spring is a 11.88 at Miami last month.

Mitchell ran a 12.12 last year at a meet at Temple and wound up as an Atlantic 10 medalist, placing fifth after a 12.15 in the trials.

This past winter Mitchell set a La Salle school record of 7.58 for 60 meters.

The La Salle web site lists Mitchell as a graduate of Burlington Township High, but as far as I can tell she only ran at Township as a freshman and then spent three years at Lenape, where she had a PR of 12.46 and was the Burlington County Open champ as a sophomore and Olympic Conference champ as a senior.

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