Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SeattleU's Mandie Maddux leads WAC heptathlon at the break...

LAWRENCE, Kansas—Seattle University’s Mandie Maddux (above/photo courtesy Western Athletic Conference) leads the field after the first day of competition at the Western Athletic Conference heptathlon at Rock Chalk Park.  

Maddux, the reigning WAC conference champion at the indoor pentathlon, got her day started by winning the 100 hurdles in 15.36.

She then went on to win the high jump with a clearance of 5-4.25 (1.63m), and the shot put with a toss of 36-10.5 (11.24m), then set a personal best in the day’s final event, the 200, running 27.12 to give her a first day score of 2879 points.

“It was huge for Mandie to get the lead after the first event,” SeattleU multi-events coach Chad Pharis said, noting that her placing exceeded their expectations.

In Greeley, Colorado, Eastern Washington’s Kendra Hamm sits ninth after the first day of competition in the Big Sky Conference heptathlon, with a one-day total of 2781 points.

Teammate Jozie Kimes, who has been battling injuries all season long, currently sits in 16th place with 2424 points.

Danielle Rider of Montana State leads at the break with 3244 points.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Seattle University and Eastern Washington University contributed to this report.

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