28 JAN 2012 General News

Pentathlon records for Theisen; Eaton leaps 8.04m in Texas

Brianne Theisen competing in the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station, Texas, USA  (Errol Anderson)Brianne Theisen competing in the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station, Texas, USA (Errol Anderson) © Copyright

Brianne Theisen broke her own collegiate record and also bettered the Canadian national record for the indoor Pentathlon with 4555 points on the first day of the Texas A Challenge in College Station, Texas, USA on Friday (27).


Theisen, competing for Oregon, bettered the 30-year-old Canadian record of 4550 points set by Jill Ross-Giffen on 20 February 1982.


Ashton Eaton, the World Indoor Heptathlon record holder and World silver medallist last summer at the Decathlon in Daegu, taking part in an Olympic Development Long Jump competition delivered the winning jump in the sixth and final round. A leap of 8.04m pushed Eaton past Will Claye, who had led the elite field with a first round (7.96).


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