February 25-26, 2013 - CNU Pentathlon/Heptathlon (from CNUsports.com)
Post date: Mar 1, 2013 4:04:57 AM
Indoor Track & Field Wraps Up Final Day of CNU Pentathlon/Heptathlon
2/26/2013 4:36:00 PM
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Six Captains recorded top-10 performances in Christopher Newport history as the indoor track & field team wrapped up the two-day CNU Pentathlon/Heptathlon at the Freeman Center on Tuesday afternoon.
During the competition, the men and women combined to post 25 personal-bests. On the women's side, the Captains rewrote the program's all-time pentathlon list, locking down four of the top six scores in program history.
Jennifer Westerholm led the way in the pentathlon, recording a first-place finish after collecting 3,154 points. That total not only set a new PR for the freshman, but it also stands as the second-finest mark in CNU history. In a well-rounded performance, she posted the top distance in the long jump with a leap of 5.10-meters before placing second in the 60-meter hurdles and 800.
Enuma Ezenwa finished second in the event with a score of 3,108, which stands as the third-best mark in program history. During the five disciplines, she secured a pair of first-place finishes after winning the 800 and 60-meter hurdles. She also tied for second in the high jump after clearing 1.56 meters.
Both scores posted by Westerholm and Ezenwa currently rank among the top-30 nationally in Division III. Westerholm's score is 21st overall, while Ezenwa's is 28th.
In addition to the nationally-ranked competitors, Danielle Crowley and Noel Bartley also looked strong during the meet. Crowley finished with a score of 2,854, which ranks fifth all-time at CNU. Bartley tallied a mark of 2,778, which is the sixth best ever by a Captain. She also cleared 1.56 meters in the high jump, which is the 10th finest effort in school history.
On the men's side, Brian Strickland excelled in the heptathlon after posting a score of 3,990. That mark is currently the second best in program history. Strong in a multitude of events during the competition, he posted the fastest time in the 60-meter dash after finishing in 7.44. He also led the way in the 60-hurdles, long jump, and high jump.
Among other single-event champions, Michael Sonnek recorded the fastest-time in the 1000-meters after crossing in 2:57.22, while Jenna Elliott took the top spot in the women's high jump after clearing 1.62 meters.
Christopher Newport will be back in action on Saturday when the Captains compete in the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier in Blacksburg.