Daniel Leads Heptathlon after First Day of Willamette vs. Corban Dual Meet

Heptathlon and Hammer on Wednesday; Remaining Events on Thursday

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Bekah Daniel (Jr., Silverdale, WA/Central Kitsap HS) of Willamette University held first place after the first day of the heptathlon at the Willamette vs. Corban Dual on Tuesday, March 18. Daniel owned a score of 2,497 through four of the seven events. The final three events in the heptathlon will be contested on Wednesday, March. 19, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The hammer throw also will take place on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., but will be held behind the Math Learning Center at 1850 Oxford SE. All of the remaining events in the Willamette vs. Corban Dual are slated for Thursday, March 20 at the Charles Bowles Track. Action on Thursday will begin at 3:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Daniel built a lead of just over three hundred points. Bearcat teammate Molly Bond (Jr., Clarkston, WA/Asotin HS) was in second place with a score of 2,179. For Corban, Jenny Harman was third at 2003, Emma Berg owned fourth place at 1,997 and Alli Ehrhardt was fifth at 1,823.

Daniel won the 100-meter hurdles. She was second in the shot put and the 200-meter run, and was third in the high jump.

In the hurdles, Daniel registered a time of 15.45 seconds. She was just 0.19 away from her career-best time of 15.26, set at the NWC Championships last spring. Bond finished second in the hurdles, as she was timed at 16.74 seconds.

Bond and Harman tied for first place in the high jump at 4' 11.50". It was personal record for Bond, whose previous top jump was 4' 9.5" at the Bearcat Invitational Multi on March 22, 2013. Daniel placed third at 4' 9".

The shot put was won by Harman for the Warriors. She registered a top throw of 32' 3". Daniel placed second just 4.75 inches back at 31' 10.25".

Berg from Corban took first place in the 200-meter dash, as she reached the finish line in 27.54 seconds. Daniel earned second place at 27.91 seconds.

The top event score of the day went to Daniel in the 100-meter hurdles at 783 points. The second highest score was attained by Berg in the 200-meter dash with 668 points. Daniel was the only competitor to score over 500 points in all four events.


Willamette vs. Corban Dual
Charles Bowles Track
Salem, Ore.
March 18-20, 2014

First day heptathlon only; Second day heptathlon and hammer throw; Third day all remaining events.

Bekah Daniel won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.45 seconds. She achieved a score of 2,497 on the first day of the heptathlon.

Bekah Daniel won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.45 seconds. She achieved a score of 2,497 on the first day of the heptathlon.