NORMAN, Okla. – UTA sophomore Alexus Henry scored a personal best in the pentathlon and notched the second-best total in school history to highlight the first day of action at the J.D. Martin Invitational.
Henry completed the five events with 3,546 total points. The mark smashed her previous personal record of 3,387 set a year ago. The school record is 3,658 set by Danielle Delage in 2013.
Henry placed in the top four among the 11 participants in each of the five events. That included a tie for first in the high jump, when she cleared 5 feet, 6 ½ inches to secure 842 points. She took third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.07 to score 895 points, her most in any competition on Friday.
In addition, Danielle Johnson placed fourth in the pentathlon with 3,023 points. Her top score of 759 came in the 60m hurdles (9.75). Her total was just 39 points shy of a top-5 all-time mark.
On the men’s side, Nicklas Karlsson sits in fourth place through four events in the heptathlon, while Christian Schiemann is in sixth. Karlsson, a freshman in his first multi-event for UTA, has 2,653 points after topping the 600-point mark in each event. Schiemann has 2,524 points.
The final three events of the heptathlon, the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meters, will be contested Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m.
The rest of the two-day meet will begin at noon with running and field events. Live scoring is available here.
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