HUMBLE, TEXAS -- Ariel Pedigo knew there was nothing holding her back in the final 150 meters.
So the Parkview Baptist (LA) High School graduate and University of Oklahoma signee unloaded on a resounding final kick in the last moments of the 800m on Sunday that clinched a new AAU national record in the heptathlon at the AAU Junior Olympic Games at. George Turner Stadium.
And what a finish it was.
Pedigo's second-place time of 2:23.70 in the event gave her 774 points to assist in her total score -- and new overall personal record -- of 5,493 points.
That mark surpassed the former national record of 5,337, which was held by Tyra Gittens and last set in 2016.
Pedigo's two-day tally included a time of 14.45 in the 100mH, a mark of 5-7 in the high jump and a throw of 143-10 in the javelin, which was another big PR.
Pedigo's overall performance went down at No. 6 all-time in the national MileSplit database for heptathlon performances.
Photo Credit: Olivia Ekpone/MileSplit