PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field athlete competes at Silfen Invitational

PSU Women’s Outdoor Track & Field athlete competes at Silfen Invitational

Wescott debuts in heptathlon; in third after day one

            NEW LONDON, Conn. – Plymouth State University women's outdoor track and field freshman Hannah Wescott (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) was impressive on day one of the heptathlon at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College on Friday.

            Wescott, competing in the event for the first time, sits in third place after the first four events. She has accumulated 2,569 points and trails leader Kylene DeSmith of Tufts University by just 65 points through the first day. The final three events take place Saturday (Apr. 13).


            The Basics:

            Silfen Invitational (Heptathlon) – Wescott, 3rd of 10


            How it Happened:

            * Wescott won section two of the 100m hurdles to open the competition, finishing in 15.78 seconds. Her time was a school record, personal best and the third fastest overall.

            * She added a second place finish in the high jump after clearing 1.55 meters, matching her school record performance for the third time in three meets this season.

            * Competing in the shot put for the first time, Wescott finished third with a throw of 9.23 meters, also a personal best.

            * She closed out the day with a third place finish in the 200m dash. She crossed the line in a season-best 27.50 seconds.


            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "Hannah was focused today and every event built off the last," said head coach John Ostler. "She has some nice momentum going into tomorrow."


            Up Next:

            * Wescott will compete in the final three events tomorrow; long jump, javelin throw and 800m run.




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