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Evelyn Putman (center) sits in first place in the women's heptathlon
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49er Classic Kicks Off Day One

Charlotte, N.C.- On day one of the 49er Classic, the meet kicked off with the women's heptathlon and the men's decathlon. On the women's side four events were completed, and five events on the men's.

Charlotte's K'Vonte Scott and Evelyn Putman are currently in first place heading into day two of the decathlon and heptathlon respectively.

After four events in the women's heptathlon, Charlotte's Evelyn Putman leads the way with 2716 points.  Western Carolina's Holly Gaines is sitting in second place with 2621 total points followed closely by Edinboro's Brianne Dietrich with 2618 points.

Charleston Southern's Kayla Gardner took the top spot in the 100m hurdles with a 14.94 performance.  Putman took second the event with a time of 15.02.  Edinboro's Dietrich rounded out the top three with a 15.50 performance.  

West Virginia Wesleyan's Lauren Cvechko and East Stroudsburg's Theresa Horn tied for the top spot in the second event with clearing 1.58m (5' 2.25) in the high jump.  Anderson's Jill Baxter rounded out the top three with a 1.55m (5' 1) jump.

Cvechko took the top spot in the women's shot put with a mark of 10.55m (34' 7.5).  Queen's Mystique Ro finished in second with a toss of 9.55m (31' 4).  Dietrich tied for third along with WCU's Gaines, Charlotte's Putman and ESU's Horn with marks of 9.33m (30' 7.5).

WCU's Gaines took the top time in the final event of the day in the women's heptathlon running the 200m in 25.68.  Charlotte's Putman took second with a time of 26.19 followed by WCU's Stephanie Burris with a time of 26.23.

The final three events of the women's heptathlon will start Friday at 10 am with the long jump event.

Charlotte's K'Vonte Scott holds the advantage through day one of the men's decathlon with 3883 total points after winning three of the five events.  Miami (OH)'s Grant Cole is sitting in second place with 3515 followed by Queen's Florian Bergs in third with 3491.

Miami (OH)'s Cole took the top spot in the men's first event running the 100m in 11.13.  Charlotte's James Harris took second with a time of 11.20.  WCU's Christian Carswell rounded out the top three with a 11.21 performance.

Once again Miami (OH)'s Cole took first in the second event with a leap of 7.07m (23' 2.5) in the long jump.  Charlotte's Scott took second place with a leap of 6.88m (22' 7) followed by WCU's Christian Carswell with a leap of 6.59m (21' 7.5).

Charlotte's Scott and Mike Cross took the top two spots in the third event of the decathlon with marks of 12.87m (42' 2.75) and 11.32m (37' 1.75) respectively.  ETSU's Nathan Rivera took third place with a toss of 11.08m (36' 4.25).

Charlotte's K'Vonte Scott took the top spot in the men's high jump clearing 2.02m (6' 7.5).  Charlotte's Nick Swan and WCU's Christian Carswell tied for second clearing 1.93m (6' 4).

Charlotte's K'Vonte Scott had the fastest time in the 400m of the men's decathlon with a time of 50.12.  Queen's Florian Bergs took second place with a time of 50.72.  WV Wesleyan's Alan Crise took third with a 51.36 performance.

The men's decathlon will wrap up with the second half of the events on Friday starting at 9 am with the 110m hurdles.

Day two of the 49er Classic will begin with the final events of the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon followed by the women's hammer throw at 11 am and the first running event will take place with the women's 100m hurdle prelims at 1pm.

Complete listing of events and results can be found at  Admission to the 49er Classic is free.  Concessions will be available for spectators and student-athletes.

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