Pearson posted a personal best heptathlon of 4867 en route to winning the title.
March 31, 2006
Colorado State sophomore Emily Pearson won the Glenn Morris Heptathlon by seven points over teammate Katie Lloyd, 4867-4860 this afternoon at the Jack Christiansen track on the campus of Colorado State. Chadron State's Beau Wendling won the decathlon.
Pearson led the competition after day one, then Lloyd took the lead after the long jump and held a slight advantage after the javelin, but Pearson took the lead with her second place finish in the 800 meters.
Pearson leapt 16-8.25, threw the javelin 122-8 and ended the day by running a 2:35.1 in the 800 meters. Her total of 4867 is a personal best by almost 100 points, bettering her total of 4,772 from the 2005 Glenn Morris Meet. Lloyd jumped 18-5.5, threw 114-8 in the javelin and ran a 2:41.5 in the 800.
Chadron State's Amanda Owens finished third, while Lisa Holeman, competing unattached was fourth.
In fifth place was Colorado State sophomore Tonya Cure with 4,087 points, while sophomore Ashleigh Morton was sixth with 3,802. Cure fouled on all three attempts in the javelin, while Morton did not finish the 800 meters.
Five Rams will be in California for the Stanford Invitational tomorrow, while the rest of the team will travel to Greeley for the Tom Benich Classic.