Thompson posts personal best in pentathlon

Thompson posts personal best in pentathlon
Albuquerque, N.M. – 
The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and women's track and field teams had four student-athletes compete in the New Mexico Classic on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M. Freshman Myles Hawkins and redshirt junior Harrison Ivie competed in the heptathlon while sophomore Alyssa Thompson posted a personal-best score in the pentathlon. Saturday's portion of the heptathlon will begin at 7:15 a.m. MST.

Thompson began the day with the 60-meter hurdles where she clocked a personal-best time of 8.91, good for 929 points. She followed that up with a personal-best clearance of 5-6 (1.68m) in the high jump, scoring 830 points. Thompson scored 561 points in the shot put with a toss of 34-4.75 (10.48m). In the final event, Thompson clocked a time of 2:28.57 in the 800-meter race and tallied 711 points. Overall, Thompson had a personal-best score of 3,829 and took third place. That score is the No. 26 mark in the country excluding results from around the country this weekend.

Ivie clocked a time of 7.12 in the 60-meter dash, the No. 2 time of his career that was good for 840 points. Ivie long jumped 21-10.25 (6.66m), good for 734 points overall.  That is also the second-best mark of his career. In the shot put, he had a toss of 43-6 (13.26m) and tallied 683 points. Ivie ended day one with a big personal best in the high jump, clearing 6-8.25 (2.04m). His previous personal-best clearance was 6-7. Ivie's final score on the day was 3,097, which places him in second overall among the nine other competitors. The leader, Ingmar Vos (unattached), has 3,175 points.

Hawkins competed in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.33 and long jumped 23-2.5 (7.07m), a personal-best mark. After completing those first two events, Hawkins withdrew from the event.

Senior Jovon Cunningham will triple jump on Saturday at 11 a.m. MST as well.

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