Ex-Clovis High star Jenna Prandini runs world-leading 200 for Oregon

The Fresno BeeMarch 30, 2014 

Jenna Prandini, a former standout track and field athlete at Clovis High, set a world's best in the 200 meters for Oregon over the weekend.


Oregon's Jenna Prandini, a former five-time state high school champion in track and field from Clovis, elevated her game to a world-leading level Saturday.

The redshirt sophomore clocked the world's fastest 200 meters of the early outdoor season at 22.98 at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego.

In addition, she teamed with Marybeth Sant, Phyllis Francis and Jasmine Todd to clock a world-leading 43.74 in the 400-meter relay.

The world's best 200-meter times entering the weekend were by Australia's Sally Pearson (23.18), Cuba's Arialis J. Gandulla (23.19) and Jamaica's Schillonie Calvert (23.20).

Prandini's previous best was 23.15 in last season's Pac-12 Championships. She's the Central Section record-holder at 23.81 (2011).

She's also the section all-time leader in the 100 (11.34) and triple jump (41-9 1/4).

Prandini made All-America in three events for Oregon last season by placing seventh in the 100 (11.43) and fourth in the 400 (43.80) and 1,600 (3:28.24) relays at home in the NCAA Outdoor Championships as the Ducks finished third as a team. They're ranked second to Texas A&M this season.

Prandini will return close to home by competing in the Stanford Invitational this weekend.

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