Career-best jump boosts Akinniyi to 5th

A personal-best leap of 19 feet, 7 inches (5.97m) on her third and final attempt in the long jump moved Dorcas Akinniyi into fifth place in the pentathlon standings after four events.

The sophomore fouled on each of her first two attempts in the long jump before landing the career-best leap to improve her point total to 3,314 points.

Oregon's Brianne Theisen continues to lead the standings at 3,511 points.

Akinniyi also set a personal-best mark in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.86 seconds.

If Akinniyi can run a time of 2:30.67 or faster in the 800, she will top her current personal-best score of 3,998.

She will run the final event of the pentathlon, the 800 meters, at 4:15 p.m.
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