May 9, 2013
HOUSTON - After the first day of the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, two Tulane Green Wave athletes have posted results as sophomore Tiffany Kenney and freshman Dana Ohlson have completed their first day of the heptathon in Houston at the Rice Track and Soccer Stadium.
Kenney currently sits in 11th place, while Ohlson is one spot behind her in 12th. Kenney notched 2,746 points in four events compared to Ohlson's 2,695 points. The two have already competed in the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, 200 meter dash and shot put.
"This is a very deep and talented group of athletes," said Tulane director of track and field Eric Peterson. "This is the deepest the talent level has been in Conference USA in a number of years. However, if you compare the performances of Tiffany and Dana to their only other performances in the heptathlon from when they competed in the Cal Multis earlier this year, Tiffany is over 100 points ahead of the pace she was on and Dana is just over 230 points over her day one performance. They are both competing well. It's just a competitive field."
Kenney was just three one-hundredths of a second off her personal record in the 100 meter hurdles, as she notched a time of 15.27. Ohlson, however, did post a new personal best in the event, as she finished in 15.49.
In the high jump, both athletes posted new personal bests, as Ohlson cleared 1.60 meters (5' 3") and Kenney cleared 1.57 meters (5' 1.75"). They both also posted new career bests in the 200 meter dash, as Ohlson ran the event in 26.43 seconds, while Kenney ran 26.81.
While the two athletes were relatively close in terms of competition in the three aforementioned events, Kenney was able to set herself apart in the overall scoring with her shot put performance, tossing a 9.99 meter (32' 9.5") throw, while Ohlson posted a 8.34 meter (27' 4.5") throw.
"Tiffany has two really good events on Friday in the 800 meter run and the javelin, while Dana is really strong in the long jump," added Peterson. "Tiffany should battle for the individual title in the 800 meter dash. I believe she is still in striking distance to score some points for the team."
After the remainder of the heptathlon and the 10,000 meter run on Friday, the rest of the C-USA Outdoor Championships will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
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TULANE ENTRIES FOR CONFERENCE USA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Heptathlon: 11th place (2,746 points after Day One)
100m Hurdles: 15.27, 8th
High Jump: 1.57m (5' 1.75"), 9th
200m Dash: 26.81, 12th
Shot Put: 9.99m (32' 9.5"), 9th
Heptathlon: 12th place (2,695 points after Day One)
100m Hurdles, 15.49, 11th
High Jump: 1.60m (5' 3"), 8th
200m Dash: 26.43, 7th
Shot Put: 8.34m (27' 4.5"), 13th