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DeAnna Price sets new world best

USA Track and Field

The achievement came at the US Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque

SIU Alum DeAnna Price continues to shatter records on the national stage.

DeAnna Price became the first woman to break 26-meters in the US Track and Field Indoor Championships this weekend. The 20-pound weight throw set a world best, and lands Price back in elite territory after injuries hampered her bid for the Olympics two years ago.

The 26.02-meter throw was 17 centimeters further than the previous world best. Price said in an interview she'd set a new personal record with a 25-pound throw earlier in the week, and hoped for good things in the competition.

The feat pushed Price further up on the all-time performer list, where she had been ranked eighth earlier in the championship.

Jennifer Fuller joined Capitol News Illinois in July 2023 as the organization’s broadcast director. She will oversee the launch and operations of CNI’s new broadcast division.

Contact Jennifer Fuller at jfuller@capitolnewsillinois.com
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