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Wednesday March 28, 2012Harrell Puts In Career Performances on First Day of Texas Relays

Austin, Texas

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Thursday Heat Sheets

 

Sophomore multi-event athlete Brittany Harrell (McComb, Miss.) sits in fourth place overall after the opening day of competition at the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

 

Harrell turned in two all-time career bests and one outdoor personal record on Wednesday in the first four events of the women’s heptathlon, scoring 3309 points heading into Thursday.

 

“We knew coming into today that Brittany was going to do big things this week,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. “In her training and during competition last weekend at UCF, she showed she was ready for a strong performance at the Texas Relays.”

 

Harrell opened the day in the 100 meter hurdles, where she turned in a lifetime-best time of 14.36 to finish ninth and score 928 points. The sophomore then competed in the heptathlon high jump, where she was just .01 meters away from her personal best, clearing 1.72m/5-7.75 on Wednesday for 879 points and a second-place finish

 

The Mississippi native competed in the shot put next, throwing an outdoor PR of 11.67m/38-3.50 to finish fifth in the event for 639 points. The final event of the day was the 200 meters, where Harrell finished eighth with a personal best of 25.26, scoring 863 points.

 

“The thing about the multi-events is that it’s all about momentum,” Holloway said. “Brittany has great momentum heading into tomorrow. She needs to rest and refocus and we’re looking forward to seeing her compete on Thursday.

 

The first heptathlon event on Thursday will be the long jump at 1 p.m. ET. The field events will kick off with the university/college women’s hammer throw at 1:30 p.m. ET. The first running events of the weekend start at 5:30 p.m. ET with the university/college women’s 400m hurdles. The evening session starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with the university/college 1500m run.

 

Thursday's event coverage will be shown from 8-10 p.m. ET and from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET on the Longhorn Network. Fans can follow live results from the Texas Relays at http://www.texassports.com/livestats/tex-relays/.

 

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2012 85TH ANNUAL CLYDE LITTLEFIELD TEXAS RELAYS (MARCH 28-31, 2012 – AUSTIN, TX)

 

Women’s Heptathlon (Through Four Events)               

4.     Brittany Harrell, 3309

 

Women’s Heptathlon 100 Meter Hurdles

9.     Brittany Harrell, 14.36 (928 points)

 

Women’s Heptathlon High Jump

T2.   Brittany Harrell, 1.72m/5-7.75 (879 points)

 

Women’s Heptathlon Shot Put

5.     Brittany Harrell, 11.67m/38-3.50 (639 points)

 

Women’s Heptathlon 200 Meters

8.     Brittany Harrell, 25.26 (863 points)

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