July 18, 2014
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Wisconsin junior Deanna Latham finished sixth in the heptathlon with a score of 5,668 points at the 2014 Pan American Combined Events Challenge on Friday.
Latham was one of three Americans to place in the top six in the competition, as Lindsay Schwartz was third with 5,835 points and Lindsay Lettow was fifth with 5,716 points. Canadian Jillian Drouin won the event with a score of 5,972 points.
Latham opened the competition with a time of 13.45 seconds in the 100 hurdles to start the meet in second place. She cleared 5 feet, 3 inches, in the high jump before her shot put heave of 38-4 1/4. She ended the first day of action on Thursday clocking in at 24.71 in the 200 meters, the fifth-best time of the competition.
On the second day, Latham finished second in the long jump with a mark of 19-8 1/4 and seventh in the javelin with a toss of 132-0. She wrapped up the seven-discipline event with a time of 2:21.99 in the 800 meters.
Fellow UW junior Kelsey Card will compete at the 2014 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, which are set for Aug. 8-10 in Kamloops, British Columbia.