Bryanna Craig posted her third PR of the day and remained on pace to shatter her own national freshman high school heptathlon record at the USATF Under-20 Championships.
Craig, a freshman at Millville, has 3,131 points going into Day 2 of the heptathlon at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla.
She opened the day with PRs in the high hurdles (14.49) and high jump (5-8), scoring 910 and 891 points. After throwing 29-6 3/4 in the shot put and picking up another 465 points, she ran 200 meters in a personal-best 25.24 to score 865 more points.
After four events, national scholastic champion and meet record holder Anna Hall led the field with 3,625 points, but the next three — Jadin O’Brien, Timara Chapman and Craig — were all within 145 points.
The top two finishers qualify for the U.S. Under-20 team that will compete in the 2019 Pan Am Under-20 Championships in Costa Rica in July.
When she won the national title last weekend in Greensboro with a national-freshman record 4,958 points, she had 2,940 points after Day 1, so she’s 191 points ahead of her record pace with the long jump, javelin and 800 remaining on Sunday.
Craig improved her hurdles PR from 14.65 to 14.49, her high jump PR from 5-6 to 5-8 and her 200 PR from 25.60 to 25.24. That 25.24 is fastest by a Cumberland County girl this year, moving her ahead of teammate Zaniah Bowman, who ran 25.52 at the Cape Atlantic League meet.
The only event so far she hasn’t PR’d in is the shot put, where she threw within 1 1/2 inches of her PR. She went into her third and final throw with a best of 27-9 1/4 before popping the 29-6 3/4.
Here’s what the leader board looks like going into Sunday and the long jump at noon, the javelin at 1 p.m. and the 800 at 2:15 p.m.:
3,265 … Anna Hall
3,276 … Jadin O’Brien
3,183 … Timara Chapman
3,131 … Bryanna Craig
2,941 … Sara Foster
2,799 … Rene Rosso