AKRON, OHIO – Sophomore Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) and freshman Nicole Christerner competed competed in day one of the University of Akron Combined Events Meet. Eddy will end action in the seven-event heptathlon at Akron on Saturday and the remainder of the teams are in action at The College of Wooster Invitational at 12:00 noon in the brand new Scot Center. Christner finished ninth in the heptathlon.
At Akron, Eddy currently stands in eighth place in the 7-event heptathlon with 2,644 points after four events. Today, he will compete in the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000-meter run. The 60 hurdles and pole vault are two of his three best events. Yesterday, he scored 732 points with a 7.44-second timing in the 60-meter dash, 632 points with a long jump of 20-feet and 4.5-inches, 540 points with a shot put of 35’9.5” and 740 points with a high jump of 6’4”.
At Akron, freshman Nicole Christner M competed in her first 5-event pentathlon as a collegian, placed ninth with 2,819 points, which currently ranks her 13th in NCAA Division III. She scored 750 points with a 9.80-second timing in the 60-meter hurdles, 534 points with a high jump of 4’7.75”, 479 points with a shot put of 30’3.5”, 522 points with a long jump of 15’11.5” and 534 points with a 2:43.43 timing in the 800-meter run.
Following its meet at Wooster today, the Yellow Jackets return home and will host the annual BW Mid-February Meet next Friday, Feb. 10 at 5:00 p.m. BW also will host the annual Greater Cleveland College Championship Meet on Friday, Feb. 17 at 5:00 p.m.
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