On Saturday during the Camel City Elite Invitational in Winston-Salem, NC high school senior Athing Mu ran 2:04.08 over 800 meters to place third in a professional level field. This is the same meet she broke the New Jersey indoor state record for 800 meters just over a year before clocking 2:03.98, which also moved Mu to US No. 4 all-time.
Mu split 29.67, 30.47, 31.64, and 32.32 over her 200 meter laps, a 1:00.13 through 400 meters. Her 2:04.08 performance takes over US No. 1 this season by well over two seconds.
She now holds the two fastest times ever run indoor by New Jersey high school athletes, Ajee' Wilson has the third fastest time with a 2:04.13 from 2012.
Raevyn Rogers of Nike won Saturday's event running 2:03.15 after a strong 30.26 final 200 meter and in second competing for New Balance Lindsey Butterworth finished with 2:03.25. Sammy Watson running for adidas ran fifth at 2:05.45, as a high schooler in 2017 she set the national record running 2:01.87.