Sunday, February 24, 2019
Track and Field Spotlight: ATHING MU
by Harry Cummins
The plaudits keep pouring in for 16 year-old high school sensation Athing Mu.
The Trenton Track Club (NJ) runner broke the high school national record for 600 meters this weekend at the USA Indoor Championships in Staten Island, New York, winning her heat in 1:26.23 to break Sammy Watson's record established in 2017.
Mu was one of six qualifiers for the finals today, and will aim for a national senior women's title while still a junior in high school. To do so, she will have to defeat the likes of Nike athlete Raevyn Rogers in the final.
Rogers won her heat in 1:26.53 to set up a Sunday showdown at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex, just a ferry ride from downtown Manhattan.