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Ciccolini breaks record at Mizzou

AUBURN, Ala. — It didn’t take Skylar Ciccolini long to break onto the national scene at the Division I level as the Mifflin County graduate broke the University of Missouri’s school record in the javelin on Friday night with a throw of 183 feet, 9 inches.

Ciccolini broke the school record on the first day of the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn University. The throw was a top highlight for the Tigers in their first day of competition as she broke a mark set by teammate Sophia Rivera. The throw also places her fifth in the nation in the event.

Ciccolini previously threw 175-2 in just her second collegiate meet earlier this season at the Texas Relays.

“I am thrilled for Skylar,” Missouri coach Brett Halter said in a press release. “She has worked diligently over the last two years refining her technique, just putting in the work. Exciting to see the validation of her efforts.”

Ciccolini won two gold medals at the PIAA Class 3A track and field championships in the javelin, with a top throw of 169-3, which improved on her top throw at the PIAA championships in 2018 when she threw 167-4.

Her throw at the Penn Relays on April 25th of 2019 allowed Ciccolini to finish her high school career with the second-best throw of any high school girl in the nation’s history.

Ciccolini was one of three athletes in county history to earn multiple golds in the same event in Mifflin County history, joining Indian Valley’s Laura Loht (2008, 2010) and Justin McKnight (1999, 2000).

As a senior, Ciccolini was named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year in June of 2019. She later won the New Balance Outdoor Nationals that year with a throw of 161-10.

The former Husky will have less than a month until the SEC Championships begin May 13-15. The NCAA West Preliminary Championship meet will take place between May 27-29 before the NCAA Championship meet, which is scheduled for June 9-12.

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