Rancocas Valley graduate Bethany Biggi moved into the No. 6 spot in the hepthatlon in James Madison history with her season-opening PR performance in a meet in North Carolina.
Biggi, a JMU junior, scored 4,486 points at the Bob Davidson Memorial Invitational at High Point University’s Dick Vert Stadium.
Her score is only 342 points off the school record of 4,828 set by Nicolette Serratore at the 2019 Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio. That’s less than 50 points per event.
Biggi opened by running 15.80 in the 100-meter hurdles for 739 points and then added 701 points with a 5-1 ¾ clearance in the high jump. She finished Day 1 by scoring 497 points with a 31-2 ½ in the shot and then 697 points running 27.18 in the 200.
On Day 2, she long jumped 17-6 ¼ for 654 points, threw the javelin 108-4 for 534 points and ran the closing 800 in 2:32.33 for 664 points.
Biggi’s previous heptathlon PR was 4,451 points at the Colonial Athletic Championships last spring at her home track in Harrisonburg, Va.
Her 200, hurdles and long jump were all PRs, although her hurdles time was slightly wind-aided at 2.1 meters-per-second.
Biggi already ranks 10th on the school’s all-time list in the high jump [5-4 ¼], 8th in the javelin [117-9], 8th in the indoor high jump [5-5 ¾] and 5th in the indoor pentathlon [3,476 points]