Juniata's Shaffer Sets New Heptathlon Mark
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Juniata College track and field's junior Angela Shaffer (Prospect, Pa./Slippery Rock) broke her own Juniata record in the heptathlon with 4,063 points Tuesday at the Lynchburg Open in Lynchburg, Va.
Shaffer completed the competition holding eighth place overall and beat her record set earlier this season at the Messiah Invitational by one point.
Shaffer completed the 800m run in 2:36.84, just two seconds off her personal best, threw the javelin 70' 7.0", and in the long jump, she leapt 16' 3¾.
On day one Shaffer turned up a personal best in the 200 with a time of 26.08 seconds.
She completed the 100m hurdles in 15.55 seconds, just .17 seconds off her best time this outdoor season, and logged a 5' 4¼" mark in the high jump, and a 28' 4½" toss in the shot put.
In hopes of reaching NCAA Nationals, select athletes will compete in the Allegheny Gator Open on Friday, May 11, in Meadville, Pa.
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