Conley Shines in Arizona At Jim Click Heptathlon

Conley Shines in Arizona At Jim Click Heptathlon

TUCSON, ARIZ - Janel Conley and Keiko Hector competed in the remaining three events in the final day of the Jim Click Heptathlon hosted by the University of Arizona. 

Conley finished in third place out of 16 competitors with a new personal best, scoring 5,166 points. This is the second highest score ever recorded in program history for a heptathlon event. She recorded new personal bests in six of the seven events. On the second day of competition she set new personal bests in the long jump (5.65m, 18'6 1/2"), the javelin (31.62m, 103'9") and the 800 meter run (2:23.70).

Conley is currently leading the Atlantic 10 Conference in points scored in a heptathlon competition, sits inside the top 15 in the NCAA East Region and is top 30 overall in NCAA Division I competition. 

Keiko Hector placed 13th overall with a new personal best and ECAC qualifying point total of 4,789. This is her fourth best mark as an individual at URI and is the eighth best score overall in program history. Hector capped the two-day competition by winning the 800 meter run portion with an outdoor personal best of 2:17.57. Hector placed 12th in the long jump (5.26m), and 15th in the javelin throw (23.48m). 

Next Up

Conley and Hector will join the rest of their Rhody Track & Field teammates next Saturday when the team heads up to Brown University for the Ocean State Invitational. Events are set to get started at 10 a.m.