Jesseka Jones Places Ninth in Pentathlon on First Day of WAC Indoor Championships

Feb. 24, 2011

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BOISE, Idaho - Jesseka Jones started strong but faltered late and finished ninth in the pentathlon as action got underway at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Thursday.

Her finish placed her one spot from scoring any points for a Lady Techster team that is facing its toughest challenge in years.

Jesseka Jones in the long jump portion of the pentathlon.

Jones had a hot start with a second place finish in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.81 but dropped to sixth after her high jump mark of 4-11. She moved up to fifth after a shot put throw of 36-04.25 and then up to fourth with a long jump mark of 17-3.5. However, her 800m time of 2:54.47 dropped her to ninth and out of the scoring range.

The pentathlon was the only event to conclude on the first day of competition.

Action resumes at 11 a.m. with the conclusion of the men's heptathlon. Field events get underway at 1:30 p.m. MT with the women's high jump and running events start with the men's mile at 4 p.m. MT where Tech sophomore and Shreveport-Bossier native Matt Wolfe is expected to place highly in.

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