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Mitchell Sits Second in ECAC Heptathlon

May 13, 2011
|  Princeton, N.J.
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Christina Mitchell is just 60 points out of the lead after day one of the ECAC heptathlon.

Only three Liberty athletes competed on Friday at the IC4A/ECAC Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. However, all three fared well at Weaver Track & Field Stadium, led by Christina Mitchell, who currently sits in second place in the ECAC heptathlon.

Mitchell, aiming to become Liberty's first ECAC heptathlon champion since Danielle McNaney in 2005, tallied 2,927 points on Friday. The total puts the redshirt sophomore just 60 points behind Monmouth's Lindsey Walsh, who tops the standings with 2,987 markers through four events.

Mitchell ranked second among the heptathletes in both the high jump (5-3.25) and shot put (36-5.75), highlighting her opening day of competition.

Geren Woodbridge totaled 3,445 points on day one of the IC4A decathlon, putting him in fifth place overall. UMBC's Keith Onto leads the way with 3,716 tallies after five disciplines.

A two-time IC4A decathlon runner-up, Woodbridge long jumped a season-best 21-5.5 and posted the competition's second-longest shot put (42-1.25).

Competing in her home state of New Jersey, Jocelyn Williams launched her third discus throw 140-3, marking the second-longest toss of her rookie season. As a result, she placed 15th out of 27 entrants.

The IC4A/ECAC Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships will resume Saturday at 9 a.m., when the gun goes off for the IC4A decathlon 110-meter hurdles.