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A career-best opening day has Dorcas Akinniyi holding down the lead in the women's heptathlon at the Big Ten outdoor championships in Bloomington, Ind.
The redshirt freshman racked up 3,357 points on the opening day of competition and holds a 121-point lead over second-place Alecia Beckford-Stewart of Illinois with four events in the books.
Akinniyi's first-day total has her 99 points ahead of the pace she set in her first heptathlon at the Mt.SAC Relays in April, when she established her career-best total of 5,245 points.
She headlined an outstanding opening day for the Badgers in the event, with sophomore teammate Jessica Flax third with a four-event score of 3,222 points and senior Jenny Soceka fourth at 3,164 points.