Athing Mu Runs 52.45 at AAU Moving Up to NJ#2 All-Time!

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On Saturday at the AAU National Club Championships Athing Mu of Trenton TC ran an incredible 52.45 to win the girls Age 15-16 division over 400m. Not only was that a meet record, taking down Symone Mason's 53.57, but the performance also moves the young star up to #2 all-time in New Jersey state high school history. 

Mu squeaked in ahead of Olivia Baker's 52.46 from 2014 and is only behind Sydney McLaughlin's outdoor PR of 51.87. McLaughlin posted a national record time of 51.61 indoors at New Balance Nationals Indoor her senior year. 

This was a huge drop in time for the young track star, in the semi-finals Mu posted a short lived PR of 53.70. Her best before that was a 54.12 which won her the Emerging Elite 400m at New Balance Nationals Outdoor this past June. 

   Club Natl: # 53.57  7/13/2014   Symone Mason, South Dade                     
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Points         
  1 Athing Mu                 02 Trenton Track Club       52.45#  10            
  2 Mekenze Kelley            03 Boys and Gir             55.37    8            
  3 Lauren Euler              02 Elite Speed              55.39    6            
  4 Alicia Thorpe             02 Bodies By Ba             56.49    5            
  5 Chanice Spicer            03 YMCA of Grea             56.60    4            
  6 Breanna Miles             02 Memphis Jagu             56.85    3            
  7 Jasmine Johnson           02 Windsor Elit             56.92    2            
  8 Brianna Brown             03 Team Dynasty Inc.        58.78    1     

As usual Mu has had herself a busy but successful meet taking home three gold medals. After her record breaking win in the 200m on Saturday she posted a 2:07.21 to win the 15-16 year olds 800m, just off her own meet record of 2:07.18 from last year's AAU Championships. New Jersey's Leena Morant of Union Catholic finished second running 2:11.37 in that same race. On top of that Mu was listed on the Trenton Track Club's winning 1600m sprint medley which ran 4:03.65. 

The excitement from NJ MileSplit contributor Jim Lambert's tweet is contagious.