June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore - After four events on Thursday, Marshall senior Vanessa Julesis in fifth place in the heptathlon at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Jules accumulated 3,527 points thanks in large part to a school-record time of 13.39 in the 100 meter hurdles which earned her 1,066 points. It broke the record of 13.67 that she set at the C-USA Championships earlier this season. The Silver Springs, Md. native had a high jump of 1.75 meters (5-8.75) which was good for 916 points.
Jules scored 609 points in the shot put with a toss of 11.21 meters (36-09.5) and scored 936 points in the 200 meters with a time of 24.47.
For reference, Jules scored 3,534 points through four events in the heptathlon at the Conference USA Championships. She finished the event with a school and C-USA record of 5,807 points. Jules set a goal of 6,000 points entering the NCAA Championships.
Jules fifth place is nestled between fourth place Keia PinniIck of Arizona State with 3,530 and Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi in fifth place with 3,500 points. Makeba Alcide of Arkansas leads with 3,685 points.
Friday's action at Hayward Field begins with the long jump at 3:30 p.m. ET., is followed by the javelin and concludes with the 800 meters.
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