Apr. 11, 2014
• Heptathlon Results | Field Event Results
ATHENS, Ga. -- Three members of the Wisconsin women’s track and field team hold down top-10 spots after the first day of competition in the Bulldog Heptathlon at Georgia’s Spec Towns Track.
Wisconsin senior Deanna Latham, who is competing unattached, stands behind only Kendell Williams and Quintunya Chapman of Georgia, but she trails Chapman by just one point. Williams’ Day 1 leading mark of 3,719 is well ahead of Chapman’s (3,391) and Latham’s (3,390) scores.
Badgers freshman Georgia Ellenwood, competing in her first collegiate heptathlon, is in fifth place with 3,182 points while fellow freshman Taylor Twedt is in 10th with 2,975.
Latham started strong with a time of 13.73 seconds in the 100 hurdles. She then cleared 5 feet, 3 3/4 inches in the high jump before just missing out on a personal best in the shot put. Her toss of 38-8 3/4 was less than two feet off her PR.
Latham closed out her day with her top performance in the 200 meters. She finished second behind Chapman but topped her own PR by a quarter of a second with a time of 24.57.
Ellenwood started her day with a 14.60 in the 100 hurdles and scored a third-place finish in the high jump by clearing 5-6. After a toss of 36-4 1/4 in the shot put, Ellenwood set a PR in the 200 meters with a time of 25.33, shaving .61 seconds off her previous best.
Twedt also set a PR in the 200 meters at 27.16. She began the day with a mark of 15.06 in the 100 hurdles and then tied with Ellenwood for third in the high jump at 5-6. Twedt posted a mark of 36-11 1/2 in the shot put.
In the hammer throw, Angela Boushea placed sixth with a heave of 172-2.
In addition to the Badgers’ multi-event trio closing out the heptathlon, Wisconsin throwers Brianna Bower and Andria Savitch will compete in the javelin at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Badgers will also send competitors to the UW-Platteville Invitational, which begins with field events at 11 a.m.