Skylar Ciccolini took a huge leap up the all-time national rankings in the girls javelin throw on day one of the Penn Relays on Thursday.
The Mifflin County senior wasted no time, getting a monster throw on the board, tossing 184 feet, 2 inches on her first attempt. That broke her own Penn Relays record and moved her within a foot and a half of the all-time high school national record, which sits at 185-8 set in 2015 by Pennsylvania prep alum Madison Wiltrout. It is a current PA and US No. 1 performance.
The PIAA Class AAA champion last year set the national high record with the 500-gram javelin over the summer. That throw went 180-08. Now with the high school standard implement of 600 grams, Ciccolini has bettered her own personal best.
More Day 1 Highlights
- Neumann Goretti posted a pair of state-leading times in the relays. The Saints went 9:05.84 (US No. 1) and 3:47.08 (US No. 11) in the 4x400-meter relay. That's not the last we've seen of NG this weekend at Penn.
- Palisades' Lydia Bottelier won the high jump with a PA No. 1 clearance of 5-10.5, defeating a very strong field that included North Carolina's Morgan Smalls, the reigning indoor national champ.
- Perkiomen Valley's Christina Warren jumped 41-4.5 to win the triple jump and finish as the top American. That leap moves her up to US No. 4.
- Marlee Starliper of Northern took second to West Virginia's Victoria Starcher in a very competitive girls' mile. The junior ran 4:42.30, the third fastest mile in PA state history.
- Sydney Horn of Manheim Township took home second place and improved her own PR and state lead in the pole vault. Horn jumped 13-1.75.
- Mallory Kauffman of Greenwood was second and the top American in the girls shot put, with a put of 46-9.75.
- Warwick posted a PA No. 1 in the 4x100-meter relay, running 47.78 in their preliminary.
- Lydia Russell of Friends' Central was second in the 3K in a time of 9:37.65.