Big Sky combined event athletes battle through rainy conditions at Roos Field
Eastern Washington University's Jozie Kimes sits in 11th place in the women's heptathlon as day one of the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships concluded at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash., on Wednesday (May 13).
The junior accumulated a total of 2,619 points after one day of competition, 712 of which came from her season-best in the high jump of 5-2 1/4. Her highest point total of 753 came in the 100 hurdles, where she ran 15.69. Kimes also recorded a season-best of 27.53 in the 200 for 668 points and had a mark of 30-7 3/4 in the shot put to score 486 points.
The personal best in heptathlon for the Cashmere, Wash., native is 4,825 to rank second all-time at Eastern. Kimes achieved her personal best at the 2014 outdoor championships where she placed sixth overall.
Carley McCutchen from Montana State is the leader in the women's heptathlon with a total of 3,038 points. She placed first in the 100-meter hurdles (14.95, 848) and the 200 (25.30, 859).
Montana State's Danielle Muri is in second place with a total of 2,965 points, followed by Sacramento State's Kassandra Corrigan with 2,922 points.
Alec Acevedo from Sacramento State is the current leader in the men's decathlon. He placed first in four of the five events, bringing his current point total to 3,722.
Idaho State's Logan Henderson and Kyle Searle are in second and third, respectively, with point totals of 3,490 and 3,434.
A steady rain forced the men's and women's high jump competitions to move inside to the Thorpe Fieldhouse. The forecast calls for better weather for the next two days of the four day meet.
The decathlon will kick off day two Thursday (May 14) at Roos Field at 10:30 a.m., followed by the heptathlon at 11:15. The men will compete in the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1,500. The women will wrap up day two with the long jump, javelin, and 800.
The regular portion of the meet takes place the following two days on May 15 and 16. Field events begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, with running events starting at 2:10. Field events on Saturday begin at 10 a.m., followed by the running events at noon.
Admission is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass on May 15-16, with children 12-and-under admitted free of charge. Students of all ages with valid school identification will also be admitted free of charge. There will be no charge to attend the heptathlon and decathlon competitions.
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Live results may be found at -- http://seainternet.com/15BigSkyTF/index.htm
All information regarding the championships, including a finalized event schedule, is available at -- http://goeags.com/15BigSkyTF/info