Turner and McFarlane headline opening day of C-USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

SAN ANTONIO- Jack Turner and Joel McFarlane occupy the top two spots in the midterm decathlon standings, headlining UTSA on the opening day of the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which kicked off Thursday at Park West Athletics Complex.

Turner, the defending C-USA champion, scored 4,075 in the first five events, while McFarlane, a conference silver medalist a year ago, is hot on his heels with 4,003 with all five disciplines. remaining on Friday.

McFarlane actually took the overall lead after the second event. The Scotland native started with a time of 10.73 seconds in the 100 meters, good for third place in the field and 922 points before surging to the top of the standings with a long jump of 7.25 meters (23-9 .5) which was worth 874 points. .

McFarlane held on to the lead after the shot put, posting a mark of 13.21m (43-4.25) for 680 points, but Turner took the lead after a clearance of 2.02m (6-7.5 ) in the high jump.

Turner started with a time of 10.90 in the 100m, then broke the sand from a distance of 7.34m (24-1) to rack up 1,779 points in two disciplines. The England native and 2021 C-USA Indoor Heptathlon golf medalist measured 13.42m (44-0.5) in the shot put before his high jump performance put him in the lead. Turner closed the opening day with a time of 50.73 in the 400m, which was just behind McFarlane’s winning time of 50.04.

Meanwhile, Maren Wilms is in fifth place after the first day of the women’s heptathlon. The Melsbach, Germany native tallied 2,768 points in four events, starting with 778 in the 100m hurdles after posting a time of 15.49 to start the day. She then cleared 1.62m (5-3.75) for 759 points in the high jump and measured 9.83m (32-3) for 518 points in the shot put before closing Thursday’s action with a time of 26.99 for 713 points in the 200m.

FIU’s Fabiola Declet leads the heptathlon at 3,077 with three events to go on Friday.

Friday’s action begins at 2 p.m. with the men’s hammer throw and continues with day two of the heptathlon and decathlon, as well as the women’s hammer at 4:30 p.m. and the 10,000 meter races that evening. .

UTSA results



1. Jack Turner 4075 — 100 meters (10.90/883); Long jump (7.34m [24-1]/896); Shot Put (13.42m [44-0.5]/693); High jump 2.02m [6.7.5]/822); 400 meters (50.73/781)
2. Joel McFarlane 4003 — 100 meters (10.73/922); Long jump (7.25m [23-9.5]/874); Shot Put (13.21m [43-4.25]/680); High jump (1.90m [6-2.75]/714); 400 meters (50.04/813)



5. Maren Wilms 2,768 – 100 meters hurdles (15.49/778); High jump (1.62m [5-3.75]/759); Shot put (9.83m [32-3]/518); 200 Meters (26.99/713)



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