FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2003
Heptathlete Andrea Pressley 12th After Four Events at NCAA Championships

June 13, 2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - JU junior heptathlete Andrea Pressley (Upper Marlboro, Md.) had the second-longest throw of the day in the shot put and is currently in 12th place with 3,145 points after the first four events of the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Sacramento State's Hornet Stadium. The heptathlon will conclude with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters on Saturday.

Pressley had a throw of 12.46 meters in the shot put, trailing only Mary Varga of Akron's throw of 12.90 meters. Pressley also clocked a 14.87 in the 100-meter hurdles and a 25.18 in the 200 meters, while posting a high jump of 1.59 meters (5-feet, 2.5-inches).

Georgia's Hyleas Fountain leads the competition with 3,684 points, followed by Idaho's Angela White (3,506) and Washington State's Ellannee Richardson (3,432).

Pressley came into the meet ranked No. 21 nationally in the heptathlon with 5,213 points and is awaiting an at-large bid to the USA Championships because the heptathlon was not held at any one of the four regional championships. The athletes with the top-20 highest point totals nationally in the heptathlon receive automatic bids to the national championships, in addition to a maximum of eight at-large bids.