Hardee takes day-one heptathlon lead at NCAA Indoor Championships
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- University of Texas senior Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) leads the heptathlon after completing the event's first session Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Hardee captured the 60 meters in a personal-best time of 6.71, good for 988 points to seize the early lead. Hardee took the next event, the long jump, with a distance of 25-0.75 for 970 points.
Adding 774 points in the shot put with a heave of 48-4.75, Hardee solidified his lead with a second-place showing. Hardee added a second-place clearance of 6-6.75 in the high jump for 803 points, ending the first day of competition with 3,535 points. On his way to his NCAA record-setting performance in January at the New Mexico Multi-Events Meet, Hardee collected 3,477 points.
Junior Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) sits in second place 3,365 points. Kilmartin tied for first in the high jump with a clearance of 6-9 for 859 points. He posted a personal-best distance in the long jump at 24-9.75 for 950 points. Kilmartin added a fourth-place showing in the 60 meters (7.13) and a seventh-place finish in the shot put (45-5).
The heptathlon wraps up on Saturday with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and the 1000 meters.