23 JUL 2014 Report Eugene, USA

Report: women's heptathlon 200m – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Great Britain’s Morgan Lake continues to lead the heptathlon at the end of the first day, closing out the opening four events with a total of 3821 points. 

Lake topped the lists in the high jump, in which she jumped a British junior record of 1.94m for the best ever mark by a junior heptathlete, and shot put to establish her lead.

Her closest pursuer is the Netherlands’ Nadine Visser, whose first-day total stands at 3652 points.

Visser won the 100m hurdles first thing in the morning and was second in the 200m to end the afternoon. Cuba’s defending champion Yorgelis Rodriguez, a little below-par, was third with 3561 points.

Germany's world youth champion Celina Leffler ran a personal best of 23.90 in the 200m to record the best time in the heptathlon’s fourth event.

The time earned Leffler 990 points and vaulted her into fourth place overall with 3456 points.

Leffler led Visser, who ran 24.15, and Lake at 24.64, all three competing in the third of three heats; their times were worth 966 and 920 points respectively.

Rodriguez will look to the long jump and javelin on Wednesday to close the gap on Lake, but with 160 points to make up she will have a lot of work to do.

Lake will be looking to the long jump as well, which caused her problems at last year’s World Youth Championships, hoping for a good mark to hold off Visser.

Visser herself is the next best 800m runner after Rodriguez, and all three medals are very likely to remain in play through to the seventh and final event at the end of the second day.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Heptathlon Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Georgia Ellenwood CANCAN 24.86
2 Casidhe Simmons AUSAUS 24.92
3 Esther Turpin FRAFRA 25.35
4 Caroline Agnou SUISUI 25.44
5 Emma Stenlöf SWESWE 25.50
POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Noor Vidts BELBEL 25.56
2 Verena Preiner AUTAUT 25.69
3 Rimma Hordiienko UKRUKR 26.07
4 Sofia Linde SWESWE 26.13
5 Birgit Schönfelder AUTAUT 26.54
POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Celina Leffler GERGER 23.90
2 Nadine Visser NEDNED 24.15
3 Morgan Lake GBRGBR 24.64
4 Louisa Grauvogel GERGER 24.85
5 Ashlee Moore USAUSA 25.05

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Yorgelis Rodríguez CUB CUB 13 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Carolina Klüft 6470 SWE SWE Kingston, JAM 20 JUL 2002