AUSTIN, Texas - Mississippi State sophomore Marrissa Harris completed day one of the women's heptathlon in eighth place with 3,247 points thru four events while Michelle Corrigan finished third in the 5,000-meter run at the 2007 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Wednesday.
Harris posted personal-best marks in two of the four events on the opening day of the seven-event competition. The Memphis, Tenn.-product recorded a throw of 36 feet, seven and a half inches in the shot put. In the high jump, she jumped 5-03 which is a new career mark in that category. Corrigan turned in the fifth-best time in school history in the 5,000-meter run on Wednesday evening with a time of 17 minutes, 18.85 seconds.
"Michelle (Corrigan) really did well today, it was a great race for her," said MSU head coach Al Schmidt. "Marrissa (Harris) had a great first day in the heptathlon and will need another good day tomorrow. Tomorrow is a big day for us with the 4x800-meter relay."
In the men's 5,000-meter run, MState had two finishers in the top 10 of the event. Robert Scribner clocked a time of 14:52.65 and placed seventh while Wade Martin registered a time of 15:00.70 to finish ninth. The Bulldogs have two representatives in the decathlon in Darryl Brady and Joseph Queen. Brady finished second in the long jump portion of the ten-event competition with a leap of 6-05 and closed out the day with 3,407 points. Queen finished the 100-meter dash in 11.44 seconds.
Day two of the four-day event will get started at 11 a.m. CST with the completion of the men's decathlon. The women's heptathlon is slated to begin at Noon. The first running event of day will be the 400-meter hurdles for both men and women.
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