Krais On Track For NCAA Qualifier In Heptathlon At RJ/JJK Invite
April 9, 2009
Freshman Ryann Krais is on track to pick up an NCAA qualifier in the heptathlon as she stands in second-place after day one at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational.
Krais started off the day with the third-fastest 100m hurdles time, 14.07, picking up 968 points. She then jumped a season-best 5-5 in the high jump for the second-best mark of the day and 795 points. In the shot put, Krais threw a lifetime-best 38-1.50 for second and 636 points, then ended the day with a 200m time of 25.33 (857 points) for a four-event total of 3256 points.
Krais will wrap up the heptathlon competition on Friday with the long jump, javelin and 800m.
In the invitational hammer, 2008 Olympian and women's throws coach Jessica Cosby won by over 30 feet as she threw 231-5. That mark broke the Drake Stadium and RJ/JJK meet record, both previously held by Cosby.
Competition continues on Friday with the final of the heptathlon, the open section of the meet and a distance carnival at night.