FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The No. 2 Arkansas women’s track and field team kicked off their home competition with the heptathlon on Wednesday afternoon in Fayetteville at John McDonnell Field.
Crossett native, Kelsey Herman successfully represented the Razorbacks in the event exiting day one as the event leader with a score of 3,458 points.
Herman was the top performer in two out of the four events contested racing to first place in the 100 hurdles in 13.60 seconds and in 200 with 24.43.
Talented in the sprints and jumps, Herman had a breakthrough afternoon in the throws collecting a new personal best in the shot put of 11.48/37-8 — a mark which exceeds her previous best by almost two feet.
Herman heads into tomorrow’s competition 90 points ahead of her day one total from the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays where she earned her current heptathlon personal best of 5,372. Day two of the heptathlon will begin at 3:30 p.m. CDT with the long jump.
Heptathlon Day One (Texas Relays)
Kelsey Herman – 3,368 – 100mH: 13.61, HJ: 1.66m/5-5 1/4, SP: 10.89m/35-8 3/4, 200m: 24.43w
Heptathlon Day One (John McDonnell Invitational)
Kelsey Herman – 3,458 – 100mH: 13.60, HJ: 1.70m/5-7, SP: 11.48m/37-8, 200m: 24.43
Live results for the meet will be available at flashresults.com.
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