Hill finishes second in heptathlon

ATLANTA – The second day of the Morehouse College Relays wrapped up early Friday afternoon with the completion of the heptathlon.

Freshman Adria Hill, who entered the competition on Friday with the lead in the heptahlon, finished second overall in the competition with a total of 3,676 points. The freshman entered the day with the lead having already eclipsed her personal best of 2,599 points.

"One main reason we wanted Adria to compete this week was to help her get back in a competitive mode after missing most of the indoor season with injuries," Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Jill Lancaster said.

Hill finished with 357 points in the long jump after jumping a distance of 4.21 meters. She followed that up with 276 points in the javelin after a throw of 19.29 meters.

"Adria competed well today," assistant coach Anthony Bertoli said. "But our inability to work on the javelin and long jump through her injury hurt her today. Despite her setbacks from injury, she competed hard and preserved to produce a personal best in the heptathlon overall."

Hill was able to bounce back in the 800 meters with a time of 2:52.18 and 441 points to conclude the event.

The meet begins in earnest Saturday morning at 9 am (EST) when the remainder of the Trojans' squad joins Hill for the final day of the Morehouse College Relays.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Troy University Athletics