UTEP’s Lucia Mokrasova finished day one of the heptathlon in first place with 3,474 points at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships on Thursday night.
Mokrasova, the school record holder, ran the second-fastest time of any athlete in the competition in the 100m hurdles to kick off the first day of the conference meet. The junior clocked in a personal best of 13.78.
She followed that by clearing 1.64m in the high jump for 783 points. The junior concluded the field events launching a first-place finish in the shot put with a mark 13.53m. The Slovakia native, closed out the night with a second-place finish in the 200m with a time of 24.66 for 918 points.
Mokrasova holds a 37 point lead over Elizabeth Dadzie of Middle Tennessee, who won this event last year, after day one of the heptathlon. She will continue competing in the heptathlon tomorrow starting at 4:30 p.m. MT.
Also competing tomorrow will be Fayon Gonzales, Abedola Akomolafe and Cierra Chenault in the women’s hammer throw in the first event of the day at 10:00 a.m. Kevin Rincon and Karol Koncos will compete in the men’s hammer throw starting at 12:30 p.m.
Winny Koech and Gladys Jerotich will run the 10,000m final at 8:00 p.m. On the men’s side, Evans Kiprono and Antony Kosgei will compete in the 10,000m final set to start at 8:45 p.m.
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