Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SeattleU's Mandie Maddux leads WAC heptathlon after day 1...

EDINBURG, Texas—Defending Western Athletic Conference champion Mandie Maddux (above/photo by Paul Merca) of Seattle University leads the heptathlon competition at the break as the WAC Track & Field Championship meet got underway on the campus of UT Rio Grande Valley.

Maddux started her day by running a personal best of 14.83 in the 100 hurdles, then set two straight season bests in the high jump (5-4.5/1.64m) and the shot put (38-6/11.73m).

She then finished the day by running 27.25 in the 200 to accumulate a first day score of 2981 points, 79 points ahead of second place Tiera Orr of Utah Valley State.

The heptathlon resumes Thursday, along with the finals of the 10000.

In Sacramento, Eastern Washington’s Kendra Hamm stands in eighth after the first day of competition in the Big Sky Conference heptathlon at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University.

Hamm has a first day score of 2866 points at the break, as Bailey Woodbury of Idaho State leads with a score of 3177 points.

Hamm ran 14.90 in the 100 hurdles, then high jumped 5-1 (1.55m), and threw the shot 28-4.5 (8.65m).

She ended her day by running the 200 in 24.94.

Teammate Dominique Butler is in 11th place at the break with 2804 points.

Butler ran 16.17 in the 100 hurdles, then jumped 5-2.25 (1.58m) in the high jump.  She then threw the shot 38-6 (11.73m) and ran the 200 in 26.49.

NOTE: The Big Sky Conference, the Western Athletic Conference, and the sports information office at Seattle University contributed to this report.

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