Canada’s 2014 world indoor runner-up Brianne Theisen-Eaton maintained her lead after the high jump, but Ukraine’s world leader Anastasiya Mokhnyuk and 2014 world bronze medallist Alina Fodorova follow her closely in second and third.
The gap between the trio remains unchanged after they all cleared 1.85m.
Great Britain’s Morgan Lake, the world junior high jump and heptathlon champion, dominated her specialist event with 1.88m as she aims to break the world U20 indoor record of 4535 set by Carolina Kluft in 2002. She now sits in fifth overall.
After an off start in the hurdles, Kendall Williams stays in contention for the medals after clearing 1.85m. She is competing in her second pentathlon in as many weeks after winning the NCAA indoor title one week earlier.
Hungary’s Gyorgyi Zsivoczky-Farkas, sixth in the heptathlon at the 2015 World Championships, made it six women to go over 1.85m.
Only 61 points separate leader Theisen-Eaton and fourth placer Williams after two events.
Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF