Millville freshman Bryanna Craig cleared a huge lifetime-best 5-8 in the high jump Saturday, adding 891 points in the second event at the USATF Under-20 Championships.
Craig opened up earlier Saturday with a personal-best 14.49 in the high hurdles for 910 points, so she now has a two-event total of 1,801 points with five events to go.
Craig passed until 5-1, which she cleared on her first attempt. She then passed 5-2 1/4 before clearing 5-3 1/4 and 5-4 1/2 on her first try.
She had a miss at 5-5 3/4 but cleared it on her second attempt. She then cleared 5-7 on her first attempt and 5-8 on her third. She went out at 5-9 1/4, which would have been the No. 14 clearance in state history.
Craig, the national freshman record holder and New Balance national champion, is a remarkable 118 points ahead of her pace at nationals last weekend, when she had 1683 points after two events.
She’s sitting in next place behind meet record holder and national scholastic record holder Anna Hall after two events, 40 points ahead of third-place Jadin O’Brien, who recently finished her freshman year at Wisconsin.
1,985 … Anna Hall
1,801 … Bryanna Craig
1,761 … Jadin O’Brien
1,741 … Timara Chapman
1,608 … Rene Rosso
1,541 … Sara Foster
Next for Craig is the shot put at 6 p.m. The 200 follows later tonight at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.
The top two finishers qualify for the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan Am Games Under-20 Championships in Costa Rica July 19-21.