Rancocas Valley graduate Bethany Biggi set a collegiate PR in the high jump in James Madison’s season-opening meet Saturday.
Biggi, a JMU red-shirt sophomore, leaped 5-5 3/4 and placed second at the Navy Invitational at Wesley A. Brown Fieldhouse in Annapolis, Md.
Her previous college PRs were 5-4 1/4 overall from last year’s George Mason Invitational and 5-3 indoors from a meet in January 2020 at the since-demolished Tolsma Track Center in Lynchburg, Va.
Biggi has an indoor 5-6 to her credit from her win at Easterns at the 168th Street Armory in February of 2019.
The 5-5 3/4 places Biggi at No. 6 in school history indoors and is the best mark in eight years, since Morgan Crewe cleared 5-7 1/4 during the 2013-14 season. Including indoor and outdoor marks, Biggi moved into the No. 8 spot on the all-time JMU high jump top-10.
Biggi, a multi-event specialist, placed third in the heptathlon last year at the CAA Championships in Harrisonburg, Va., with a score of 4,351, which is 7th in school history. She’s also 8th in program history in the indoor pentathlon with her 3,246 from the VMI Winter Relays in Lexington, Va., this past January. And she ranks 8th all-time in the javelin with her 117-9 as part of a heptathlon in High Point, N.C., this past March.