Mann Takes Heptathlon at Air Force Relays

April 5, 2013

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wyoming junior multi-athlete Jenna Mann continued her strong performances from Thursday to place first in the heptathlon Friday afternoon at the Air Force Relays in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mann completed the seven events with a total of 4,754 points after finishing off the final three events. Leading with 3,065 points from Thursday, the Bayview Crescent, Saskatchewan, native resumed competition with strong marks in the long jump (4th, 16'-11.25"), the javelin throw (6th, 92'-7.25") and 800-meter run (5th, 2:32.28). With her total, she earned her second best all-time tally for the combined events, coming just short of her career-best 4,828 from last season, UW's second best all-time mark.

Freshman Sabina Sandberg placed sixth in the field with 4,164 points, which is Wyoming's ninth best all-time point total for the heptathlon in her first attempt. To achieve the mark, the Stockholm, Sweden, native came in first in the javelin throw at a distance of 107'-0.25" for 526 points. She placed eighth in both the long jump (15'-7", 492 points) and the 800-meter run (2:40.38, 548 points) to conclude the meet.

Taylor Holz, also competing in her first career heptathlon, finished in 10th overall with 3,669 points. The Potter, Neb., native came in ninth place in the 800-meter run (2:40.80, 543 points) and the javelin throw (79'-7", 368 points), while placing 13th in the long jump at 14'-3."

Representing the program unattached, sophomore Kyle Sullivan placed first in the decathlon with 6,483 points, beating his personal best of 6,002. If Sullivan were competing officially, the tally would count as UW's ninth best all-time mark for the multi-event. The Powell, Wyo., native placed first in the 110-meter hurdles (14.80) and the 1,500-meter run (5:19.01) to go toward his total, as well as a third-place finish in the pole vault at 11'-11.75."

Several Wyoming throwers will compete Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. to conclude the Air Force Relays.