GREENSBORO, N.C. - McKenna Maycock kept her hopes of earning a second All-American award alive at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships on Saturday afternoon.
Maycock, who last week captured an All-American designation - the second of her career - by virtue of a sixth-place finish in the 15-16 girls heptathlon, raced to a third-place finish overall in the semifinal of the 15-16 girls 400-meter hurdles, winning Heat 2 in a blistering 1:01.79.
Her time, which was nearly two seconds faster than the one she recorded in the first round of the event on Tuesday, was a mere 23-tenths of a second behind overall winner Akuira Young, who raced in Heat 1.
Hannah Seiders, who also competed in the race, was unable to advance after placing 17th overall, and sixth in Heat 1. Her time was 1:06.22.
The finals are set for 1:30 p.m. today.
Another Strider, Mackenzie Swartzman, will also be competing today. The soon-to-be Frewsburg freshman will race in the 13-14 girls 1,500-meter final at 2 p.m.