HOUSTON, TEXAS- Charlotte 49ers Track and Field team competes in day one of the Conference USA Championships hosted by Rice University this afternoon. Charlotte decathlon school record holder, K'Vonte Scott, holds the day one lead in the event finishing the day with 3,877 total points.
K'Vonte Scott holds the lead after day one of competition in the men's decathlon at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships placing in the top five in the first five events. Scott took the top spot in the high jump portion of the decathlon with a height of 1.99m (6-6.25). Scott placed second in the shot put section with a mark of 12.79m (41-11.50) and second in the 400m dash with a time of 50.26.
Evelyn Putman competed in the first four events of the women's heptathlon. Putman is currently in sixth place with 2,925 points. Putman placed in the top five in three of the four events in day one. A fourth place finish in the 100m hurdles and two fifth place finishes in the high jump and 200m dash keeps Putman in scoring distance sitting 129 points out of second place behind leader Jallycia Pearson of UTEP.
Day two of the Conference USA Outdoor Championships will begin with the final segment of the men's decathlon at 1:30pm (central time). The women's heptathlon will wrap the final three events beginning at 3pm. The men's and women's hammer throw will start the field portion of the championships at 2pm and 5pm respectively. Day two of the championships will conclude with the men's 10K at 8pm and women's 10K at 8:45pm.
Ben Sterett and Zach Greth will run for the men, while Jen Molke and Kim Spano will compete for the women in the 10K event. Kerrick Williams and Michael Pecchia will compete in the men's hammer throw at 2pm with Katrina Wright and Jamaica Dean for the women at 5pm.
Complete results and live stats can be found here.
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
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