Pennsauken graduate Jade Pope, a sophomore at DePaul in Chicago, won the 400 with an indoor collegiate PR over the weekend in her season opener.
Pope ran 57.35 at the Blue and Gold Invitational at Notre Dame’s Loftus Center in South Bend, Ind, finishing just ahead of Notre Dame senior Kaitlin Ryan, who was second in 58.58.
Pope is coming off an outdoor season in which she ran a personal-best 54.93. She ran on DePaul’s winning 4-by-4 team last winter at the Big East Championsips in Chicago.
At Pennsauken, Pope ran slightly faster indoors, with a 56.98 to win the state Group 3 title at the Bubble in Toms River.