Murfreesboro, Tenn. – After day one of the heptathlon, the Miners have two women inside the top eight. Lucia Mokrasova is in first place with 3,384 points and Rebecca Oshinbanjo sits in sits in sixth place with 2,954 points.
Mokrasova, the UTEP school record holder, ran the second fastest time of any athlete in the competition in the 100m hurdles to being the day.
The Slovakia native clocked a time of 14.01 seconds for 977 points. She followed that by clearing 1.62m in the high jump for 759 points. She then launched the furthest shot put in the competition with a mark of 741 points. The school record holder closed out the night with a 200m dash time of 24.78 for 907 points.
Oshinbanjo clocked the third fastest 100m hurdle time with a readout of 14.12 seconds for 961 points. The freshman cleared 1.53m (655 points) in the high jump and tossed the shot put 9.50m (497 points). She finished off day one with the third-fastest 200m dash time in the competition with a mark of 25.51 for 841 points.
Mokrasova and Oshinbanjo will compete in the final three events (long jump, javelin throw and 800m run) tomorrow.
Adebola Akomolafe, Fayon Gonzales and Kevin Rincon will all compete in the hammer and Evans Kiprono, Daniel Cheruiyot and Kayla Pallares will run the 10,000m run.