Hardee takes heptathlon lead at New Mexico Multi-Events Meet
ALBUQUERQUE -- Three first-place finishes and two personal bests lifted University of Texas senior Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) to a day-one lead in the heptathlon Thursday at the New Mexico Multi-Events Meet at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Hardee tallied 3,477 points to take first place, while UT junior Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) sits in second place with 3,317 points.
Hardee took an early lead in the heptathlon with a personal-best time of 6.73 seconds in the 60-meter dash (time converts to 6.75 at sea level - Albuquerque's elevation is nearly 5,000 feet), while Kilmartin placed second in 7.09. Hardee added an NCAA provisional mark and personal best in the long jump with a distance of 7.73 meters, as Kilmartin added a personal-best jump of 7.40 meters.
Hardee edged Kilmartin in the shot put with a heave of 14.31 meters before taking third in the day's final event, the high jump. Kilmartin and UT freshman Andrew Webb (Midland, Texas) tied for the top spot with leaps of 2.01 meters. Webb recorded a new personal best with the leap.
The heptathlon concludes Friday with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and the 1,000-meter dash. The competition resumes at 11:30 a.m. CST.