18 Consecutive (2000-2017) LEC Championships

NCAA D3 Outdoor Championships - Close 13th After Day One in Heptathlon

Junior Emily Close, seen here high jumping indoors at the Little East Conference Championships in 2017, is in 13th place after the first day of competition in the heptathlon at the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Championships (file photo by Jason Johns).
Junior Emily Close, seen here high jumping indoors at the Little East Conference Championships in 2017, is in 13th place after the first day of competition in the heptathlon at the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Championships (file photo by Jason Johns).

NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships
Close 13th After Day One in the Heptathlon

            La CROSSE, Wis. -- The first day of competition in the women's heptathlon is complete at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships being held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

            Competing in her first NCAA championships, University of Southern Maine sophomore Emily Close (Orleans, Vt./Lake Region Union) is in 13th place after the first four events that make up the seven-event women's heptathlon.  Close has a total of 2,593 points after four events.

            Close opened the event with a time of 16.10 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles (702 points), then came back to cleared 1.54 meters (5-0 ½) in the high jump (666).  In the shot put (462), Close had a best throw of 8.96 meters (29-4 ¾).  In the final event of the first day, the 200 meters (763), Close was third among the competitors with a time of 26.39 seconds.

            The final three events in the heptathlon - long jump, javelin, 800 meters - will be contested Friday.

 

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