Laticia Watson in 11th in Heptathlon after First Day of C-USA Championships

Laticia Watson
May 14, 2015

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EL PASO, Texas - Laticia Watson set two new personal record marks and scored 2,801 points in the heptathlon as the first day of action came to a close at the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Kidd Field in El Paso Thursday.

Watson finished the day in 11th place with 2,801 points in the heptathlon with four events completed and three events remaining. Those three events - long jump, javelin throw and 800m run - will completed Friday. She is sitting in 11th place only four points behind UAB's Ali Meister.

The junior from Gonzales, Louisiana who set the school record with 3,302 points in the indoor season equivalent pentathlon opened up Thursday's heptathlon competition with a career-best time of 14.82 in the 100m hurdles. Three events later, she wrapped up the day with a personal record time of 25.60 in the 200m.

In between Watson had a high jump mark of 4-10.5 (1.49m) and a shot put throw of 30-11 (9.42m).

UTEP's Jallycia Pearson leads the competition with 3,289 points.

Action at the C-USA Championships resumes Friday with the women's hammer throw beginning at 11 a.m. CT/10 a.m. MT with the men's hammer throw to follow at 1:30 p.m. CT/12:30 p.m. MT. The remaining events in the heptathlon will conclude Friday beginning with the long jump at 5:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. MT. Friday's events conclude with the 10,000m run starting at 9 p.m. CT/8 p.m. MT.

Links to live results can be found at A free live video stream of the four-day championship meet is also available to fans.

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