Walbrook in Second in Heptathlon
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Baton Rouge, La. – RC Walbrook tallied 2,762 points through the first four events of the heptathlon on day one of the 2019 Bayou Bengal Invitational at the Carl Maddox Field House to sit in second place.
The freshman from Glenn Dale, Md., started the meet off with the fastest 60 meter dash of the heptathletes with personal best time of 7.02 seconds for 875 points. He followed that up with a personal-best long jump of 6.63 meters (21’ 9.00”) to rack up 727 points in the sand pit.
He then moved on to the shot put where he registered a throw of 12.02 meters (39’ 5.25”); that mark of 12.02 meters led the field. He closed out the first day by clearing 1.71 meters (5’ 7.25”) in the high jump for 552 points.
His 2,762 points trails the heptathlon leader, Graham Collins (South Alabama), by 56 points. Day two will consist of the pole vault, 60 meter hurdles and 1,000 meter run.
Day two of the Bayou Bengal Invitational will commence at 11 a.m. with the 60 meter hurdles of the men’s heptathlon on Friday. Mondo Duplantis will compete in the pole vault around 6:15 p.m. Sprinters at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic will run in the 200 meter dash beginning at 8:15 p.m. CT Friday evening.