Creary Stands In Seventh After Day One Of Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships

May 9, 2008


Senior Keneisha Creary stands in seventh-place after day one of the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships in Tempe, AZ as she posted a four-event point total of 3157 points. Senior Georgea Richards is in 16th-place (2840) with sophomore Hillary Werth right behind her in the No. 17 spot (2803).

Creary started the day with a lifetime-best run of 15.29 in the 100m hurdles to finish 16th overall and pick up 804 points. In the high jump, Creary's best event, the senior equaled her personal-best mark of 5-11.25 to tie for first and earn 991 points. She placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 38-2.25 (637 pts.) and was 15th in the 200m (725 pts.) to end the day with a score of 3157 points.

Richards had a solid first day as she ran the 10th-fastest time in the high hurdles (14.70) for 874 points. She cleared 5-00.50 in the high jump to tie for 18th (666 pts.) and also placed 18th in the shot put (31-5.75/503 pts.). In the final event of the day, the 200m, Richards finished ninth with a top time of 26.09 (789) for a day one score of 2840 points.

Werth posted a lifetime-best four-event total as she recorded two season-best marks during the competition. She started the day with a 14th-place run and season-best mark of 15.04 in the hurdles (836 pts.) and then equaled her season-best 4-11.50 in the high jump to pick up 632 points (4-11.50). Werth was ninth in the shot put (36-7.50/606 pts.) and ended the day with a 14th-place run in the 200m (26.79/729 pts.).

ASU's Jacquelyn Johnson leads all competitors with a score of 3691 points.

The heptathlete wraps up on Saturday with the final three events - javelin, long jump and 800m.

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