Bermuda’s Shianne Smith won the Heptathlon competing at the Claremont Classic at the Burns Track & Field Complex, Claremont, California.
Smith finished on top of the standings with 4968 points.
Smith finished second in the Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles clocking 14.97, she then finished third in the Women’s High Jump with a top leap of 1.57m.
Smith’s toss of 9.74m in the Women’s Shot Put saw her finish 8th, she then ran to victory in the Women’s 200 Meter Dash clocking 25.11, before finishing second in the Women’s Long Jump with a top leap of 5.52m.
Smith finished 4th in the Women’s Javelin Throw with a toss of 32.74m and then she closed out by winning the Women’s 800 Meter Run clocking a time of 2:21.96.
Meanwhile Bermuda Track and Field Association President Donna Watson has reported for some media that don’t cover local Track Meets!
Watson said, “Our Track and Field athletes have had a great weekend at their regional championships.”
Aaron Evans competed at the SEC Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana competing in the Heats of the 800m, Evans finished 1st earning him a spot in the finals. Evans during the 800m Finals was able to out run the entire field finishing 1st in a time of 1.49.61.
Arantxa King took part in the PAC 12 championships in Eugene, Oregon and competed in the Women’s Long Jump. King led the competition up to the last jump when she was overtaken by an athlete from Arizona State with a leap of 6.45. King ended in 2nd place with a leap of 6.42.
King also competed in the Women’s Triple Jump and finished 3rd.
“These 2 are both on the brink of reaching the Olympic Qualifying standard and this puts them in good positions going into the NCAA championships in the next few weeks,” continued Watson.
Watson concluded, “We are also looking forward to them coming home and competing in front of their home crowd for the National Championships where there will be overseas competitors coming in to compete against them at the championships. I have no doubt that these two will be booking their tickets to London very soon.”