Greninger Places 4th in Heptathlon at GNAC Multis

May 2, 2017

GNAC Combined Events Results

NAMPA, Idaho -- Junior Kaylie Greninger finished 4th with a personal-best and NCAA Division II provisional-qualifying score of 4,570 points in the heptathlon at the 2017 GNAC Combined Events Championships, held Monday and Tuesday at Brian and Nichole Bohner Track on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University.

Greninger (Sammamish, WA/Skyline), the lone competitor for WWU at the GNAC Combined Events Championships, was 6th at the conclusion of four events following Monday's competition before moving up to 4th after the final three events held on Tuesday. She scored 5 points for the WWU team score with her 4th-place finish among the 14 competitors. Her points count toward the overall team score for WWU at the GNAC Outdoor Championships, which will be held May 12-13 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. 

The provisional national qualifier score of 4,570 points totaled by Greninger on Monday and Tuesday bettered her previous personal-best score of 4,462 points, set at the 2015 GNAC Combined Events Championships. Her score ranks No. 3 in WWU history and is among the top 35 nationally during the 2017 season.

Greninger won the javelin on Tuesday with a personal-best mark of 37.35m/122-6.75 to improve upon her previous top distance of 34.57m/113-5. She followed up her personal-best effort in the javelin with a personal-best time of 2:21.76 in the 800m to place 6th in the event. Greninger began Tuesday with a 9th-place finish in the long jump after a leap of 4.99m/16-4.5.

Monday's competition featured three season-best performances from Greninger in the four events held during the day. She placed 9th with a season-best time of 16.30 in the 100m hurdles and cleared a season-best height of 1.50m/4-11 in the high jump to tie for 9th. After placing 2nd in the shot put (10.57m/34-8.25), she closed out Monday with a season-best time of 26.78 in the 200m to place 7th in the event. 

Kaylie Greninger 2017 GNAC COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Event

Mark

Event Place (Points)

Overall Place Following Event

Overall Score

Notable

#1 100m Hurdles

16.30

9th (678)

9th

678

Season-best time

#2 High Jump

1.50m/4-11

T-9th (621)

9th

1,299

Season-best height

#3 Shot Put

10.57m/34-8.25

 2nd (567)

7th

1,866

#4 200m

26.78

7th (730)

6th

2,596

Season-best time

#5 Long Jump

4.99m/16-4.5

 9th (557)

7th

3,153

#6 Javelin

37.35m/122-6.75

1st (617)

4th

3,770

Personal-best distance (previous PR 34.57m/113-5)

#7 800m

2:21.76

6th (800)

4th

4,570

Personal-best time (previous PR 2:23.93)

 

Karolin Anders of Alaska Anchorage took home the heptathlon title with a score of 5,032 points, followed by Seattle Pacific's Scout Cai (2nd, 4,894 points) and Brooke Benner (3rd, 4,579 points). On the men's side, Payton Lewis of Northwest Nazarene totaled 6,815 points to take home the decathlon title.

The WWU track & field teams travel to the University of Washington for the Ken Shannon Invitational on Friday and Saturday before heading to the GNAC Outdoor Championships next week. 

GNAC Combined Events Championships Heptathlon Results:

2017 GNAC COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS HEPTATHLON

Place

Name

School

Score

1

Karolin Anders

Alaska Anchorage

5,032

2

Scout Cai

Seattle Pacific

4,894

3

Brooke Benner

Seattle Pacific

4,579

4

Kaylie Greninger

Western Washington

4,570

5

HarLee Ortega

Central Washington

4,558

6

Yvonne Jeschke

Alaska Anchorage

4,520

7

Elena Cano

Alaska Anchorage

4,518

8

Ali Anderson

Central Washington

4,439

9

Katie Conklin

Northwest Nazarene

4,244

10

Geneva Lehnert

Seattle Pacific

4,019

11

Shaddia Meadows

Central Washington

3,776

12

Lauren Duval

Northwest Nazarene

3,673

13

Tiffany Pott

Saint Martin's

3,551

14

Emily Griffith

Western Oregon

3,486