Jolly strong in another heptathlon


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Lauren Jolly and Cassidy Vogt finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the heptathlon to lead the University of Rio Grande women’s track & field team at the Gordon Bocock Invitational & Distance Festival.

The two-day meet, hosted by the University of the Cumberlands, concluded on Saturday.

Jolly, a sophomore from Wheelersburg, piled up 3,580 points over the course of the seven events which comprise the competition.

She finished second among the 18 participants in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.76, placed fourth in the javelin throw with a toss of 28.10m, finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.55, was eighth in both the shot put (8.64m) and the long jump (4.55m), took ninth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:50.43, and finished 16th in the high jump with an effort of 1.32m.

As a team, Rio finished 12th among 18 competing schools with 10 points.

The University of Findlay won the team competition with 230 points, while Cumberlands (147) and Campbellsville University (117) completed the top three.

Rio Grande had four other Top 10 showings in the meet, including freshman Natalie Brammer of Wheelersburg, who took sixth in the 5,000-meter race walk with a time of 34:55.42.

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