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Beckford Hits Provisional Mark at Texas Relays

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Beckford Hits Provisional Mark at Texas Relays

AUSTIN, Texas – Arkansas Lady Razorback Peter-Gaye Beckford recorded an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in the heptathlon on day two of competition at the 81st Clyde Littlefield Texas relays, in Austin, Texas.Beckford’s point total of 5,081 is a personal best and marks the first time she has completed a collegiate heptathlon. She finished eighth in the field of 15.She opened the two-day event with a time of 15.27 in the 100-meter hurdles. She moved on to clear 4-7.75 in the high jump and mark a shot put of 44-9.5. She ended day one with a 24.97 clocking in the 200 meters. Her shot put and 100-meter hurdles marks are personal bests.She opened day two winning the long jump competition with a leap of 20-0.5, also a regional-qualifying mark. She followed that up with a win in the javelin and a toss of 144-3, another regional qualifying mark. She ended the event running a 2:50.94 in the 800 meters.On top of the two regional-qualifying marks, Beckford recorded personal bests in the long jump and the 800 meters.Also competing on Thursday was Jennifer Fall. Fall ran the 400-meter hurdles and finished 33rd overall with a prelim time of 1:04.44.Competition will resume on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with the 4×100-meter relay.



Sports Category : Track & Field (W)