NAMPA, Idaho – Alaska Anchorage sophomore Elena Cano tallied a point at the GNAC Combined Event Championships in the heptathlon, following two days of competition at the Brian & Nichole Bohner Track.
Junior Yvonne Jeschke also competed in the heptathlon, while junior Daniel Remington challenged in the decathlon.
Cano finished eighth out of 17 total athletes with a career-best 4,257 points. The Alpine, Texas product scored above 600 points in four events: 100-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 800 meters, and high jump.
She earned 813 points in the 100m hurdles (fourth, 15.22 seconds), 729 pts in a career-best 200-meter dash (26.80), 690 pts in the 800 (2:30.20), and 632 pts in the high jump (4 feet, 11 ½ inches).
Cano’s eighth-place finish and one point will count toward UAA’s score at the GNAC Outdoor Championships, slated for May 11-12 in Monmouth, Ore.
Jeschke placed 15th in her first career heptathlon with 3,904 pts. She earned over 600 pts in three events. The multi-eventer secured 766 pts in the 800 meters (third, 2:24.30), 666 pts in the high jump (5-0 ½), and 602 pts in the 100-meter hurdles.
In the men’s competition, Daniel Remington finished 12th in his first collegiate decathlon – including five first-time events – with 5,690 pts.
Remington (Fairbanks, West Valley HS) surpassed 700 pts in four events, finishing sixth or better in each: 400 meters, 100 meters, 110-meter hurdles, and 1,500 meters.
He finished second in the 400 (788 pts, 50.58), fourth in the 100 (782 pts, 11.36), sixth in the hurdles (733 pts, 16.00), and fourth in the 1,500 (706 pts, 4:35.88).
UAA will have two final meets prior to the GNAC Outdoor Championships. Caroline Kurgat will compete in an elite 5,000-meter field at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, Calif. on Thursday. Remaining Seawolves will compete in the Ken Shannon Invitational in Seattle on Saturday.
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