Jesseka Jones Finishes Second in Heptathlon, Sets School Record

May 11, 2011

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HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Jesseka Jones scored a school record 5,088 points in the heptathlon late Wednesday as the New Orleans native finished second overall at the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Jones finished 36 points out of first place in the heptathlon after recording personal best marks in the high jump, shot put and javelin and coming within half a second from a personal best time in the 800m. By finishing second in the heptathlon, Jones earned first team all-WAC honors and scored eight points for the team. The Lady Techsters are a three-point favorite in the meet over Utah State.

A junior, Jones entered the day 24 points out of first and after a long jump mark of 16-4.5( 4.99m), she threw a personal record mark of 117-0 in the javelin to vault back into second place. She then ran a 2:29.65 in the 800m, almost half a second from a personal record.

Utah State's Chari Hawkins won the heptathlon with a score of 5,124 points while Boise State's Alexi Morten finished third with 4,961 points.

The main action at the 2011 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships kicks off Thursday with throwing events starting at 2 p.m. HT/7 p.m. CT and running events starting at 4 p.m. HT/9 p.m. CT. The Lady Techsters are vying for their seventh consecutive outdoor WAC title.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field, please visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.

 

 

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