CHENEY—Eastern Washington junior Jozie Kimes (above/photo courtesy EWU Athletics) sits in eleventh place as day one of the Big Sky Conference multi-events competition concluded under wet skies at Roos Field.
The junior accumulated a total of 2,619 points after one day of competition, 712 of which came from her season-best in the high jump of 5-2 1/4 (1.58m). Her highest point total of 753 came in the 100 hurdles, where she ran 15.69. Kimes also recorded a season-best of 27.53 in the 200 for 668 points and had a mark of 30-7 3/4 (9.34m) in the shot put to score 486 points.
The personal best in heptathlon for the Cashmere, Wash., native is 4,825 to rank second all-time at Eastern. Kimes achieved her personal best at the 2014 outdoor championships where she placed sixth overall.
Carley McCutchen from Montana State is the leader in the women's heptathlon with a total of 3,038 points. She placed first in the 100-meter hurdles (14.95, 848) and the 200 (25.30, 859). Montana State's Danielle Muri is in second place with a total of 2,965 points, followed by Sacramento State's Kassandra Corrigan with 2,922 points.
A steady rain forced the men's and women's high jump competitions to move inside to the Thorpe Fieldhouse. The forecast calls for better weather for the next two days of the four day meet.
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In Orem, Utah, Seattle University’s Mandie Maddux is in fifth place at the break of the heptathlon at the WAC championships, hosted by Utah Valley.
Maddux has a first day score of 2743 points, as she ran 15.46 in the 100 hurdles (782 points), high jumped 5-1/1.55m (678), threw the shot 36-4.25/11.08m (600) and ran 27.35 in the 200 (683).
Gately Garnett of Utah Valley leads at the break with 2850 points.
NOTE: The sports information office at Eastern Washington University and the Western Athletic Conference contributed to this report.