GREENSBORO, N.C. - McKenna Maycock continues to shine on the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field's biggest stage.
Representing the Chautauqua Striders, the Randolph resident finished second in the preliminaries of the 15-16 Girls 400-meter intermediate hurdles Wednesday morning, turning in a blistering time of 1:03.34 at North Carolina A&T University. Maycock's effort in the hurdles, which came one day after earning All-American honors in the heptathlon, was a personal best, the fastest in her heat, the second fastest overall in a field of 46 athletes and earned her a spot in the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Akuira Young posted the best time (1:02.14), but she ran in a different heat than Maycock.
Also earning a spot in the semifinals was Hannah Seiders of Silver Creek, who finished second in her preliminary heat and 13th overall with a time of 1:06.33. The top eight in the semifinals will qualify for the finals at 1:30 p.m., Sunday.
Jordan Powers (17-18 Boys 2,000 steeplechase) and Ryan Hetrick (15-16 Boys 2,000 steeplechase), both of Southwestern; Caroline Benson (17-18 Girls 1,500) of Maple Grove; McKenzie Swartzman (13-14 Girls 1,500) of Frewsburg; and Joshua Fischer (15-16 Boys 110 hurdles) of Falconer will compete today.
Benson and Swartzman will be running in a semifinal; Powers and Hetrick in the finals; and Fischer in the first round of their respective events.