After the first day of competition at the Schiemenz Heptathlon and Bennett Decathlon, Colorado State student-athletes lead both events. Sophomore Katie Lloyd leads the heptathlon with 3,068 and is followed closely by senior Cristina Gourdin with 2,895 points, while sophomore Kevin Johnson lead the decathlon with 3576 points.
Lloyd started the day with a personal best time of 14.4 in the 100 hurdles to win that event. She also won the high jump after clearing 5-5.75, another personal best for the sophomore. In the shot put, she threw 37-2.5 to finish second nd then ran a 26.4 in the 200 meters to close the day with 3,068 points.
Gourdin, who sits second with 2,895 points ran a 15.2h in the 100 hurdles and then cleared 5-2.5 in the high jump to tie for third, won the shot put with a personal best throw of 37-3.25 and finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 26.1.
Freshman Emily Pearson, competing in her first outdoor heptathlon, sits in fourth place with 2,780 points. She also started the day with a time of 15.2 in the 100 hurdles. She then cleared 4-11 in the high jump, placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 35-0.25 and won the 200 meters with a time of 25.7.
Fellow freshman Ashleigh Morton is in sixth place at the end of day one, sporting a total of 2,574 points. In the 100 hurdles, she ran a 16.1, then cleared 5-0.5 in the high jump, placed third in the shot put with a throw of 35-1.75 and ran a 27.4 in the 200 meters.
Johnson, the lone Colorado State representative in the decathlon, leads the field by 154 points. He began the day with an 11.0 in the 100 meters, then won the long jump with a personal best leap of 22-10. He then finished third in the shot put with a throw of 39-9.75 tied for third in the high jump after clearing 5-10.75. He ended the day with a second place finish in the 400 meters, clocking in at 51.9 for a total of 3,576 points.
All times on the day are hand times.
The quintet will complete the multi-events tomorrow, while the rest of the team will be in action on Saturday at the Tom Benich Classic, also hosted by Northern Colorado.