Jillian Smith (pictured above by Tim Fulton of ArmoryTrack.com) dominated a stellar field of middle distance stars in the junior women's 1000 meter run at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a US #4 all-time and New Jersey state record performance of 2:46.09. Trailing in behind the two-time Millrose champion was Claudia Francis of New York, Smith's South Regional (NJ) teammate Chelsea Cox, and 2008 race runner-up Paige Johnston of Virginia. The top five finishers were all under the previous national leading time.
Event 14 Girls 1000 Meter Run Junior =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Smith, Jillian Unattached 2:46.09 2 Francis, Claudia Unattached 2:50.43 3 Cox, Chelsea Unattached 2:50.69 4 Johnston, Paige Unattached 2:51.82 5 Johnson, Amirah Unattached 2:52.71 6 McNamara, Molly Unattached 2:56.53 7 Pontecorvo, Victoia Unattached 2:58.00 8 Walsh, Dana Unattached 2:58.97 9 Anselmini, Mary Kate Unattached 3:11.42
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