Anna Hall Claims Pan American Gold In Hep National Record


Anna Hall tallied 5,847 points to reset her high school national record in the heptathlon. 

Pan American U20 Heptathlon Gold: Check.

New National High School Heptathlon Record: Check

Oh yeah, and did I mention her 5,847 points currently rank No. 4 in the world among those under 20?

And when I write "Her" I'm referring to Anna Record Breaker Hall

Hall tallied her best performance of her high school career, donning the red, white and blue in San Jose, Costa Rica for the Pan-American U20 Championships this past weekend.

The phrase "saving your best for last" can easily be applied here, because Hall capped her big performance with a 2:10.11 personal best in the 800.

Beyond her insane half-mile to further push her national record out of reach, what did it take?

A 14.11 victory in the 100 Hurdles, a 5'11.5 victory in the high jump, a 41-10 victory in the shot put, a 24.22 victory in the 200, a 18-2 fifth-place finish in the long jump, a 110-56 sixth place finish in the javelin, and of course the cherry on top: that 2:10.11 victory in the 800 which won the event by a clear 14 seconds. 

Anna Hall's Heptathlon Scoresheet

EVENTPERFORMANCEPOINTS
100mH14.11964
HJ1.821,003
Shot Put (4kg)12.53696
200m24.22960
LJ5.55715
Javelin (600m)33.7547
800m2:10.11963


Boom.

The Georgia Bulldog clearly have a lot to be excited about - they're getting the high school national record holder. 

And Hall wasn't the only Coloradan to bring home some hardware. 

Max Manson claimed bronze in the pole vault. The future Stanford Cardinal went 16-9 to finish third behind American Branson Ellis, who won the event in 17-5, and Pablo Zaffaroni Unrein from Argentina. 

Hopefully their medals were considered a free carry-on for the flight home.

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