Williams, Schireman Post Heptathlon PRs At Pac-12s
May 6, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - Sophomore Shelby Williams and junior Sarah Schireman each finished off career-best heptathlons today as the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships concluded at Oregon's Hayward Field. The bulk of the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships will be at Oregon next Saturday and Sunday.
Williams posted the No. 4 mark in Husky history with a score of 4,875 points, and Schireman set the No. 7 mark with 4,814 points. It wasn't quite enough to earn team points, as the two finished 11th and 12th, respectively, in a very deep field. Nearly 5,100 points were needed just to place eighth, and only three Huskies have surpassed that mark.
A native of Ridgfield, Wash., Williams had personal-bests in each of the final three events today. She went 17-5 ¼ in the long jump, then threw 91-11 in the javelin. She then finished seventh in the final 800-meters run in a PR of 2:22.25.
Schireman, the Everett native, started with a long jump of 18-4 ½, placing seventh. She then had a season-best javelin toss of 94-feet, 4-inches, and closed out with a personal-best 2:25.66 in the 800-meters.