Hinton posts strong on first day of heptathlon in Poland - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Hinton posts strong on first day of heptathlon in Poland

(Source: TTU) (Source: TTU)
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Texas Tech track & field’s Kaylee Hinton began the first half of the heptathlon on Thursday, July 21, at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium.

Hinton sits in 11th after a solid first day of competition, which included two personal-bests. She kicked off the morning with a time of 14.12 in the 100-meter hurdles, the sixth-fastest time in the field, earning 961 points.

In the high jump, she notched a PR after sailing over the bar at 1.74m/5-8.5 on her second attempt. It was the third-best clearance in her grouping, and gave her 903 points. She followed it up with another PR performance in the shot put, tossing it to a distance of 10.37m/34-0.25 for another 554 points.

She sat in 12th going into the 200-meter dash, and came within two tenths of a second of a PR, clocking in at 24.95 seconds to add 891 points to her first day total of 3,309. It also moved her up to 11th in the standings heading into the final three events on Friday.

Hinton’s day one total of 3,309 points is the most for the Rockwall, Texas, native after the first day of competition in her four heptathlon events she’s competed in while in a Red Raider uniform. It passed her previous-best of 3,207 at the USATF Junior Championships on June 26.

Also in action on Thursday was Charles Brown in the triple jump final, who qualified on Wednesday with a leap of 15.97m/52-4.75. He opened the competition with a mark of 15.60m/51-2.25, putting him in eighth in the standings. Brown would hold that position after his second attempt landed just a few centimeters behind his first at 15.57m/51-1. However, he would fall to 10th after fouling his third jump, where he finish the event.

Hinton returns to the track for the conclusion of the heptathlon on Friday, July 22, at 3:10 a.m. CDT, and will be joined by Vincent Crisp, who runs in the first round of the 800 meters at 3:25 a.m. CDT.

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