April 21, 2013 - New Captains Classic Combined Events (from CNUsports.com)
Post date: Apr 30, 2013 5:50:29 PM
Ezenwa Sets Heptathlon Record as CNU Outdoor Track & Field Wraps Up Last Day of the
New Captains Classic
4/21/2013 2:52:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Enuma Ezenwa headlined the final day of the New Captains Classic as the sophomore standout set a new program record in the heptathlon to guide a strong effort by the Christopher Newport outdoor track & field teams on Sunday afternoon at POMOCO Stadium.
During the combined event, Ezenwa accumulated 4,421 points, which topped the previous mark of 4,325 set by Casey Taylor in 1998. In a well-rounded performance, she was the runner-up in the 100-hurdles and also finished second in the 200 and 800 meters during the heptathlon. On the first day of the meet, she also took the top spot in the high jump after clearing 1.62 meters, which ranks third in CNU history.
Ezenwa's performance not only marked a personal-best and set a new school record, but it also ranks eighth in the nation so far this year.
While Ezenwa finished second in the heptathlon on Sunday, Jennifer Westerholm and Danielle Crowley were close behind their teammate. Westerholm placed third after posting a score of 3,964, which currently ranks fourth in program history. Crowley came in fourth with 3,830 points, which stands sixth all-time at CNU. During the competition, Westerholm finished second in the long jump, while Crowley was third in the javelin and 100-hurdles.
In addition to the top performers, Noel Bartley finished second in both the javelin and shot put during the heptathlon. In the javelin, she launched a toss of 27.77 meters after recording a distance of 9.28 meters in the shot put.
On the men's side, Brian Strickland led the way with a third-place showing in the decathlon. During the competition, he led all performers in the long jump with a distance of 6.32 meters and also finished second in the discus, javelin, and 400 meters. During the 1500-meter portion of the combined event, CNU's Michael Sonnek also placed second after completing the race in 4:44.20.
Sunday's efforts capped off a strong weekend for Christopher Newport as the Captains wrapped up the competition with 63 personal-bests during the two-day meet.