Recent Cheshire Academy graduate and Hamden native Alexis Holmes ran a 51.21 to win the girls 400-meter New Balance Nationals Outdoor title on Sunday at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.
Her time set a meet record, is the 7th fastest in U.S. girls high school history and currently the world’s second fastest time for U20 women.
Holmes set a pair of NEPSAC marks in her last meet for Cheshire Academy. She set records in the 100 (12.63) and the 400 (53.95) at the NEPSTA Division III Championships last month. She also won the 200 with a time of 24.86. She set the school and NEPSAC mark in that event as a sophomore.
Holmes will run at Penn State next season.