Milford Mill's Toni Brown finished second in the 300-meter dash on Saturday in the 60th Bishop Loughlin Games at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City.
Brown, 5 feet 6 and 132-pounds, ran the distance in a personal-best 39.47 seconds. She was the No. 3 seed in the race after winning her preliminary heat in 40.47 seconds.
“I was nervous only because I wanted to make sure I did everything right,” said Brown, a senior. “When you stop being nervous that’s when you stop having something be nervous about.”
The Bishop Loughlin Games are billed as the oldest and largest high school indoor track meet in the country. Hundreds of athletes representing more than 150 high schools participated in the meet.
Brown, 17, said Connecticut, Texas A&M, Louisana State and George Mason have recruited her. Of those schools, only Connecticut — which has already made Brown an offer — made contact prior to Saturday’s meet, she said.
“Me running a 39, that really just put me on the map, I guess,” she said.