Richards Places Second In RJ/JJK Heptathlon Competition

April 11, 2008

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Senior Georgea Richards had a strong showing on the final day of the heptathlon at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational as she finished second in the seven-event competition.

Richards opened up the day with a win in the long jump as she posted a mark of 19-1.25 (795 pts.). She then threw a season-best 94-0 in the javelin (451 pts.) for sixh-place and ended the day with a second-place run in the 800m (2:27.63/723 pts.) to post a two-day score of 4924 points. That total is just 32 points shy of her lifetime-best for a heptathlon and she was the top collegiate finisher for the meet.

Senior Keneisha Creary finished third overall in her first ever heptathlon competition with a score of 4858 points. She was third in the long jump (17-10.25/683 pts.), threw a lifetime-best in the javelin to place third (120-7/605 pts.) and was fourth in the 800m (2:31.53/674 pts.).

The Bruins' final competitor, sophomore Hillary Werth, finished sixth with a score of 4357 points. Werth was sixth in the long jump (15-4.75/477 pts.), second in the javelin (124-6/628 pts.) and sith in the 800m (2:46.35/502 pts.).

Sophomore Tara Ross was third in the invite javelin with a mark of 156-5.

Freshman Katie Laich posted a lifetime-best for the second consecutive day as she finished 10th in the discus with a mark of 140-8. Freshman Kelcie Wiemann ran a lifetime-best in the 5000m, finishing eighth in a time of 18:14.02.

Bruins posting season-bests during the meet include - Freshman Dayna Hill in the long jump (10th, 18-2.25); senior Mary Hanley in the discus (12th, 134-7); senior Elizabeth Woepse in the pole vault (6thT, 11-1.75); freshman Lindsay Rowe in the 100m (15th, 12.42); freshman Ashlea McLaughlin in the 400m (19th, 56.86); junior Gabrielle Bournes in the 800m (4th, 2:12.65); junior Olga Aulet-Leon in the 1500m (4th, 4:35.75)

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