Day Two Action from Indoor Nationals - Connors runs 55.62!

Day two of the indoor national championships meet is underway, and we will bring you all the results and coverage

New Balance Indoor: Anna Connors of Bangor dominated the rising stars 400m as the junior got out fast covering the first 200m in 25.50 en route to a new personal best 55.62 to win the event by a wide margin. The time is the second fastest in state history behind the record of 55.28 by Victoria Bossong.

Class B 55m hurdle champion Lexi Brent of York got this kicked off on Saturday morning in the rising stars 60m hurdles at NBIN. Brent clocked 9.40 which was a new personal best in the event. Her time placed her 30th overall.

In the championship 60m dash Bangor's Anna Connors clocked 7.90 in the prelims finishing 39th overall. While in the rising stars 60m Emma Green of Gorham clocked 8.04 finishing 45th while teammate Sydney Connolly ran 8.29 to place 76th.

In the rising stars triple jump Gorham's Alyvia Caruso made the final jumping 35-10 1/2, she finished eighth overall. She would return in the rising stars long jump to leap 16-9 3/4 to finish 20th. In the championship triple jump Class A champion Mikaela Langston of Mt Ararat jumped 11m (36-1 1/4) to place 26th.

Over at the high jump. Class A state champion Emma Green of Gorham cleared the opening height 1.54m (5-0 1/2) to finish 29th. 

Nike Indoor: New 60m hurdle state record holder Jayden Flaker broke his own record in the 60m hurdle final clocking 8.07 for fifth fastest overall. There was a blanket finish in the race with places 1-6 decided by .10 of a second.

Over at the Nike Indoor meet Class A triple jump runner-up Frank Morang of Cheverus showed he has recovered from an injury that hampered him at the state meet three weeks ago. Morang won the emerging elite event with a new personal best 45-6 1/4. The leap moves Morang up to fourth best in state history in the event indoors.

In the afternoon Morang placed eighth in the championship long jump with a leap of 21-10 1/4.

Class A shot put champion Nicholas Connolly of Scarborough placed 11th in the championship shot put with a toss of 54-1

D1 Nationals - LSU sophomore Nyagoa Bayak cleared a personal best 6-1 1/4 to place fourth overall. Bayak cleared her her first three bars 1.73m (5-8), 1.78m (5-10), & 1.83m (6-0). She was able to clear 1.86m (6-1 1/4) on her final attempt.

D3 Nationals - Tufts University jumper Jaidyn Appel a former Portland high school standout cleared a personal best 1.76m (5-9 1/4) to win the D3 national title. Appel cleared her first six bars on her first attempt to lead the competition from beginning to the end. Appel was the national runner-up with a 5-8 clearance last spring.

Former Bonny Eagle standout Ben Steeves who competes for WPI earned All-American honors in the 800m running 1:54.78.

USM high jumper Olivia Jalbert former Edward Little star cleared the opening height of 1.56m (5-1 1/4) to finish 16th.