MEGAN OLIVETTI WINS PENTATHLON / DEMERS LEADS HEPTATHLON AT BOISE STATE TEAM INVITE

NAMPA, Idaho Megan Olivetti won the women’s pentathlon, and her Boise State University teammate Eric Demers leads the men’s heptathlon, following the first day of competition at the Boise State Track and Field Team Invite.

A senior from Reno, Nev., Olivetti scored 3,549 points to win her second pentathlon title of the 2008-09 indoor season. Back on December 6 at the Jacksons Open she scored 3,386 points in her first ever pentathlon competition.

Olivetti won three of the five events placing first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.69, first in the long jump with a leap of 18-1.25 (5.52m) and first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.37.

Boise State’s Brooke Demers finished fourth with 3,070 points while another Bronco, Sasa Kampic wsa seventh with 2,623 points. Demers won the high jump with a mark of 5-4.24 (1.63m).

Through four events of the men’s heptathlon, Eric Demers leads the field of eight competitors with 2,742 points. Demers won the shot put with a toss of 39-6 (12.04m), while placing second in the long jump at 20-10 (6.35m) and the high jump at 6-2.75 (1.90m).

The final three heptathlon events, along with a full slate of track and field events, will continue on Saturday (Feb. 14) at the Jacksons Track in Nampa.

Field events and the heptathlon start at 9:00 a.m., with running events beginning at 10:30 a.m.


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