In her first outdoor collegiate race, Pennsville graduate Arianna Smith won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the Princeton Invitational Sunday.
Smith ran 1:02.88 despite being the only runner in the race. The cutoff for Princeton’s all-time top-10 is 1:02.07, so in her very first collegiate 400IH race she ran less than a second off the all-time school performance list.
Smith had not competed outdoors since June of 2019, when she placed 8th at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. A week earlier she won the Meet of Champions with a PR 1:00.13 at Northern Burlington, No. 5 in South Jersey history.