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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Hamilton's Lindsay Vollmer, Kansas Women Strong at National T&F Championships

  • KU sophomore from area third after outstanding first day of heptathlon
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  • EUGENE, Ore. — Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer, the alumnus of Hamilton's Penney High School, is in third place after day-one events of the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoors Track-and-Field Championships.
    The Hamilton product kicked off the event on a high note Thursday as she ran a lifetime best in the 100-meter hurdles — 13.56 seconds. She tied her career best in the high jump (5 feet, 8-3⁄4 inches), put the shot 39 feet, 3-1⁄4 inches, and set another personal record in the 200-meters dash of 24.27 seconds.
    Though four of the seven events, Vollmer had 3,569 points. Day Two of the event is today (Friday).
    The top-ranked KU women's team held the lead in their gender division after two days of the championships.

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