Arianna Smith, a Pennsville graduate who’s now a Princeton sophomore, ran two PRs Saturday in her season-opening meet.
Smith placed third in both the 60-meter hurdles and 300-meter dash Saturday at the Joe Handelman Invitational at Jadwin Gym.
In the highs, Smith ran 9.11 in the trials and 8.97 in the final, finishing behind teammates Isabella Hilditch [8.80] and Lily Parris [8.92].
In the 300, Smith ran 40.70 and finished behind Hilditch [39.76] and Temple’s Mary Olayinka Ilelaboye [40.62].
Smith’s previous 60-meter hurdles PR was a 9.06 from a dual meet against Navy in Annapolis in January of 2020. Her previous 300 PR was a 40.87 from a meet in December 2019 at Jadwin.
Smith’s 40.70 equals the No. 10 mark in Princeton history, and her high hurdles time is 15-100ths of a second off Princeton’s all-time top-10.
Princeton did not run any indoor season last year, so this was Smith’s first indoor meet since February of 2020 – 22 months ago. Smith ran only two races last outdoor season.
Smith’s specialty is the 400-meter hurdles. She was the Meet of Champions winner in 2019 with a 1:00.13 but has only raced over the 400 hurdles twice since.