Owls' Whisby Finishes 17th in Heptathlon at NCAA Championship Finals


Final Heptathlon Results

EUGENE, Ore. – 
Redshirt Freshman Aliyah Whisby grabbed 17th place in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field on Saturday.

Whisby finished with 5490 points earning her Honorable Mention Honors.
 
"The combined events aren't about personal best in every event but having consistently solid performances across the board," Director of Track and Field Andy Eggerth said. "Aliyah opened her day with just that. A solid long jump within six inches of her lifetime best. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off in the javelin. None-the-less, Aliyah finishes as the third best freshman in the country. I am very proud of her and what she has accomplished this year. I know she is disappointed with this result which may be the best thing for her as she has three more years as a collegiate athlete to improve upon it."

She opened day two of the heptathlon with a leap of 5.87m (19'3.75 ) in the long jump which was good for seventh place in the event.
 
She tossed the javelin 27.01m (88'7) to finish 20th.

 In the final event of the heptathlon, she ran a time of 2:26:43 good for 17th overall in the 800m.

The Owls will return in the fall and begin preparing for the 2019 track and field season. 

 

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