HOUSTON, TEXAS- Charlotte 49ers Track and Field team completes day two of the Conference USA Championships hosted by Rice University with K'Vonte Scott taking home the top spot in the men's decathlon and Evelyn Putman shattering the school record in the women's heptathlon.
After holding the day one lead of the men's decathlon, K'Vonte Scott grabbed a hold of the top spot and didn't let it go winning the event by 404 points. Teammates Nick Swan and Nathan Jeffers finished eighth and ninth respectively in the men's decathlon.
Swan won the 110m hurdles with Scott finishing second and Jeffers in fourth. Both Scott and Jeffers tied for third in the Pole Vault segment of the decathlon with a mark of 13-1.5 (4.00m). Scott put himself in the lead for good taking the javelin portion with a mark of 171-10 (52.38m).
Scott cruised to the win in the 1500m with a ninth place finish. Mike Cross, finished 12th overall in the decathlon, won the 1500m with a time of 4:46.49.
Evelyn Putman sat in sixth place heading into day two of the women's heptathlon and climbed up one spot for a fifth place finish. Putman's 4701 total points in the event, puts her as Charlotte's all-time leader in the event. Putman's performance is a 382 point improvement and shattered the school record in the event by 346 points.
Michael Pecchia and Kerrick Williams finished in the top ten in the men's hammer throw. Pecchia finished in 7th with a mark of 166-8 (50.80m), while Williams placed ninth with a mark of 161-8 (49.28m).
In the women's hammer throw, Katrina Wright finished in sixth place with a mark of 171-00 (52.12m) and scored three points for the women's squad.
After three events the men's squad sits in fifth place, while the women's squad sits in eighth.
Day three kicks off with the men's and women's long jump taking flight at 3pm (central).
Complete results and live stats can be found here.
49er Participants by Saturday's Events:
Long Jump Finals:
Men's 3pm: Kerrick Williams
Women's 5:30pm: Katrina Wright
Pole Vault Finals:
High Jump Finals:
Women's 5:15pm: Maraya Slatter
110m/100m Hurdles Prelims:
400m Dash Prelims:
100m Dash Prelims:
800m Dash Prelims:
400m Hurdles Prelims:
Men's 7:50pm: Cordell Livingston
Women's 8:05pm: Tianna McHenry
200m Dash Prelims:
3000m Steeple Chase Finals:
K'Vonte Scott Decathlon Results:
100m- 4th; 11.20; 817 pts
Long Jump- 4th; 6.98m; 809 pts
Shot Put- 2nd; 12.79m; 654 pts
High Jump- 1st; 1.99m; 794 pts
400m- 2nd; 50.26; 803 pts
110m Hurdles- 2nd; 15.09; 839 pts
Discus- 11th; 27.91m; 423 pts
Pole Vault- T3rd; 4.00m; 617 pts
Javelin- 1st; 52.38m; 624 pts
1500m- 9th; 5:05.10; 548 pts
Evelyn Putman Heptathlon Results:
100m Hurdles- 4th; 14.54; 903 pts
High Jump- 5th; 1.56m; 712 pts
Shot Put- 12th; 9.25m; 480 pts
200m dash- 5th; 25.63; 830 pts
Long Jump- 4th; 5.58m; 723 pts
Javelin- 9th; 25.59m; 393 pts
800m- 8th; 2:32.65; 660 pts