Jesseka Jones in Second in Heptathlon After First Day of WAC Championships

Jesseka Jones is only 27 points behind the heptathlon leader after four events.

May 10, 2011

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HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Louisiana Tech heptathlete Jesseka Jones set a personal record in the shot put and tied a personal record in the high jump as the New Orleans native finished the first day of competition in second place late Tuesday.

Jones scored 3,250 points through four events on the first day of competition with Nevada's April Pate with the lead with 3,277 points. Jones won the 100m hurdles and the 200m dash with impressive times to put her in good position.

Her time of 13.91 in the 100m hurdles was only two-hundredths of a second from a personal record and was two-tenths of a second better than anyone else in the field. She ran 24.79 at the end of the day in the 200m, 0.15 seconds better than anyone else.

In the shot put, Jones' mark of 38-4.75 (11.70m) is a personal record by 1.5 inches as she finished third in the singular event. In the high jump, she matched a personal record with a mark of 5-2.25 (1.58m).

The second day of the WAC Track and Field Championships is set for Wednesday with the conclusion of the heptathlon competition. Only the javelin, long jump and 800m remain in the seven-event competition. The remaining events at the league championship meet are set for Thursday and Friday.

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