Penn sophomore Aliya Garozzo from Paul VI ran a PR 8.61 in the 60-meter hurdles Friday at Penn State, the No. 6 time in Quaker history.
Garozzo ran 8.61 in the trials, 8.68 in the semifinals and 8.63 for 5th place in the final at the PSU National Invitational.
Her previous PR was 8.72 from the Seahawk Shootout at Ocean Breeze in December. She beat that three times Friday.
Garozzo hurdled at PVI – she was 4th in the Meet of Champions indoors in 2020 – but focused on the 400 and intermediates her senior year and then didn’t hurdle her first three seasons at Penn. So this is the first season she’s raced the highs indoors or outdoors in three years.
Her 8.61 is No. 4 in the Ivy League this year and just 9-100ths of a second off No. 1. She’s just behind Princeton senior Arianna Smith from Pennsville, who ran a PR 8.55 earlier this month in a dual meet with Navy in Annapolis. Smith is No. 2 in the 400 with a PR 55.01 from that same Navy dual meet.