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Thorsås Reaches C-USA Medal Stand for Fourth Time in Heptathlon
May 12, 2018

HOUSTON For the fourth consecutive time, Florida Atlantic University track and field heptathlete Frida Thorsås earned a spot on a postseason medal stand, with a runner-up finish spread out over the last two days at the Conference USA Outdoor Championship. 

Notables:

  • Following the first four events on Thursday, Thorsås was in fourth with 3,036 points
  • She began the competition with a fifth place showing in the 100 meter hurdles (14.65), followed by tying for third in the high jump (1.66 meters)
  • After placing second in the shot put (11.89 meters), she would wrap day one by finishing 12th in the 200 meters (27.04)
  • Friday began with the long jump, which saw her come in in third (5.63 meters), and then a second-place throw in the javelin (43.72 meters)
  • Thorsås saved the best for last, winning the 800 meters by over three seconds (2:17.03)
  • When all was said and done, she placed second with 5,377 points, just 146 points behind the winner
  • Also competing Friday were two Owls in the 10,000 meters: Christina Schultz, who finished ninth at 38:46.41, and in her first C-USA outdoor race, freshman Morgan Graff, crossing in 43:12.49 

 

 

What's Next:

The championship meet continues Saturday at Wendel D. Ley Track with Owls competing in about 15 events, with Sunday culminating with a number of finals for those qualifying.

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