Shorecrest grad tops heptathlon

Sunday, March 24, 2013

After four events in the heptathlon,
Elisa Ahern held first place with 2,461 points.
Photo courtesy Willamette U Athletics
Ahern Tops Heptathlon on First Day of Bearcat Multi

Information taken from an article by Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, Willamette University

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University track and field athlete Elisa Ahern (So., Lake Forest Park, WA/Shorecrest HS) was one of the individual leaders after the first day of the Bearcat Invitational Multi on Friday, March 22 at the Charles Bowles Track

Ahern topped the standings in the heptathlon after four events with 2,461 points.

Ahern gained her lead by wining the 100-meter hurdles in 15.69 seconds and taking first place in the high jump at 4' 10.50".

Christy Mosier of Corban was the winner of the shot put. Her top throw covered 40' 2". Rebekah Daniel (Silverdale) of Willamette was second at 32' 7.75". Ahern claimed fourth place at 30' 3.50".

Daniel won the 200-meter dash, earning a time of 27.53 seconds. Bond placed second in 27.87 seconds. Maylea Tooze of Western Oregon was third at 27.98 and Ahern was fourth at 28.17.

The 100-meter dash produced the top three event scores of the day. Ahern earned 754 points, while Daniel was credited with 734 and Bond received 696. Ahern scored more than 600 points in three of the day's four events.

A total of eight women are participating in the heptathlon. The remaining events in both of the competitions will be held on Saturday (March 23).


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