Tylertown's (MS) Jordan Anthony broke through in the 60m on Saturday at The Last Chance Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama, setting a new U.S. No. 1 time of 6.70 seconds.
The University of Kentucky signee and three-star football recruit had been focusing on the distance in recent weeks, clocking times of 6.79 and 6.77 seconds, respectively, at the Elite Scholastic Showcase and The VA Showcase.
This time around, Anthony continued that development, with a strong drive and powerful finish.
The deeper analytic, perhaps, is Anthony's year-over-year improvement at the distance, which stands at 0.26 seconds. Anthony inches closer to breaking 6.7, which has only been broken by 26 high schoolers all-time.
The indoor national record, meanwhile, is a mark that hasn't been surpassed in 23 years and remains untouched in recent attempts to break it. It stands at 6.57 seconds and is held by Owensboro (KY) graduate Casey Combest.