Oakcrest junior Brielle Smith, who set a state javelin record of 168-6 at the Woodbury Relays on Saturday, followed that up with a podium finish at the 125th annual Penn Relays on Thursday.
Smith, the New Balance Nationals champion last spring, threw 150-7 for her second straight top-three finish at Franklin Field. She was second with a 145-4 last year.
Smith popped her 150-7 on her first throw. She threw 149-5 on her second attempt and then fouled on her final throw of the trials and first throw of the finals. After a 133-1 on her fifth throw, she passed on her final attempt, knowing she would have had to throw close to the national record to take the lead.
Skylar Ciccolini of Mifflin High in Lewiston, Pa., who went into the meet with a PR of 177-0, which was No. 5 in U.S. history, popped the No. 2 throw in scholastic history with a 184-2 on her first throw of the competition. That’s No. 2 all-them behind Madison Wiltrout of Connellsville (Pa.) High, who threw 185-8 in 2015.
Millville junior Kira Parsons placed ninth but PR’d at 130-2. Her previous high school PR was a 126-9 from the West Deptford Relays earlier this month. She does have a 13311 from a summer javelin-only meet in East Stroudsburg, but that’s not eligible for ranking purposes.
Smith and Parsons rank No. 1 and 2 in South Jersey this year.