PHILADELPHIA — South County assistant coach Randy McConchie sounded bemused after watching senior Felecia Majors add another feather to a crowded cap of achievements with her first gold watch at the Penn Relays on Thursday.
“She’s insane,” he muttered, smiling.
Maybe there was something crazy about how easy Majors’s long jump of 20 feet 3 inches looked. It was, after all, a personal best and tied for 10th in meet history. She was one of four locals to earn top finishes at Franklin Field, along with Edison’s Anna Williams (triple jump), Bowie’s Antonella Taylor (shot put) and Lake Braddock’s Sophie Chase, who won her second consecutive Penn Relays championship in the 3,000-meter run.
The initial attempt was plenty long enough by Majors, who will compete in college for Tennessee and is nationally recognized for her astonishing versatility.
“I went out there and knew it was going to be some tough competition,” Majors said. “I worked my end and tried to get as much height as possible. The voice in my head said, ‘Get height, get height, get height.’ ”