Mia Brahe-Pedersen Pockets New 200m National Record

* Mia Brahe-Pedersen sets a new national high school record of 22.89 at the Don Kirby Invitational

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Back in 2007, history was made when Bianca Knight, a future Olympic gold medalist, became the first high school girl to dip under 23 seconds in the 200m. 

Sixteen years later, Mia Brahe-Pedersen responded to that challenge. 

On Friday the reigning NSAF Indoor National champion in the 200m became the second girl to conquer the feat, earning a time of 22.89 at the Don Kirby Invitational against collegians. It was a new high school national record. 

She's just a high school junior. 

Better yet, Brahe-Pedersen clocked a time of 22.89 to finish second overall against collegians.  In her second 200m of the year, she surpassed her previous No. 14 all-time performance of 23.43, which she set at the Spokane HS Invitational nearly four weeks ago. 

She also surpassed Allyson Felix's time of 23.14 and Sanya Richards-Ross's effort of 23.22 from 2003 and 2022, respectivefully. Earlier this season, Newport News Heritage's (VA) and USC commit Madison Whyte clocked a 23.22 at the Elite Scholastic Meet at the end of January. 

Earlier this year, Brahe-Pedersen posted a time of 7.42 in the 60m, which was a new personal best in Oregon. In recent weeks, she lowered that to 7.35. On Saturday, she followed in Albuquerque with a personal best of 7.26.

* Mia Brahe-Pedersen after rewriting the 200m indoor record book on Friday in Albuquerque

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Name Year School Finals H#
=================================================================== Finals 1 Jadyn Mays Oregon 22.86 1 2 Mia Brahe-Pedersen Unattached 22.89 1 3 Dajaz Defrand Florida State 22.93 2 4 Niesha Burgher Utep 23.17 3 5 Shana Grebo Unattached 23.41 5 6 Makenzy Pierre-Webster Ucla 23.56 3 7 Alyssa Colbert Northern Arizona 23.66 6 8 Jenica Bosko Arizona 23.75 5 23.741