Not one, not two, but three PRs for Pennsville graduate Arianna Smith at this weekend’s Raleigh Relays.
What a performance by the Princeton junior.
On Friday, Smith lowered her 100-meter hurdles PR from 14.11 at last weekend’s Penn Challenge to 14.02 – into a 0.9 meters-per-second wind. That’s No. 6 in Princeton history.
She also ran 54.74 in the 400 on Friday, lowering her PR from 55.01 in January in a meet at Navy in Annapolis. Her previous outdoor PR was 56.68 from the 2019 state Group 1 championships at Franklin High. Because she specializes in the 400 intermediates, this was her first open 400 outdoors as a collegian. That 54.74 is No. 4 in Princeton history and fastest in seven years, since Cecilia Barowski set the school record of 52.97 at Heps at Princeton.
PR No. 3 for Smith came Saturday, when she ran 24.74 in the 200, lowering her PR from 24.91 in February at an indoor meet at the Armory. Her outdoor 200 PR was 25.25 from a meet last April at Princeton.
Smith has yet to run a 400 intermediates this spring. She ran 59.69 in April at a meet in Coral Gables, No. 6 in school history.