Oviatt, Wright Participate in Northridge Heptathlon

Oviatt, Wright Participate in Northridge Heptathlon

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – At the annual Cal State-Northridge multi-event invitational Caltech heptathletes Mia Oviatt and Sarah Wright competed against student-athletes from NCAA Division II and III institutions.

Each student-athlete set personal best efforts in addition to moving up Caltech's top 10 lists in specific events.

CSUN Multi Event Heptathlon Results

"It is the earliest that Caltech has competed in a heptathlon and I am really pleased with how they performed," head coach Julie Levesque said. "I think both Sarah and Mia are a little more prepared for their May heptathlon at CMS."

During the seven events, Oviatt set five personal best marks. During the first day the junior set personal best marks in all four events; the 100 meter hurdles (21.13), high jump (4'5"), shot put (23' 8 1/4") and 200 meter dash (28.72).

Her second day of competition nearly brought her a personal best mark as she threw 65'3" in the javelin throw - her current PR is 73'5". Sandwiched around her javelin throw, she jumped 13' 10 1/4" in the long jump and ran 2:48.11 in the 800 meter run – the final event in the heptathlon. The native of San Antonio, Texas, scored 2728 points which is nearly a 300 point improvement from her previous best of 2443 points.

Wright finished the seven-event competition with 3160 points. Her most improved event came during the second day when she threw 93' in the javelin. The sophomore's toss moved her up from eighth to sixth on Caltech all-time top 10 list.  Her previous best had been 87'2".

In the first day of competition Wright ran the 100 meter hurdles in 18 seconds before posting a high jump mark of 4'5". She completed the day with a throw of 29'9 3/4" in the shot put and a time of 28.80 in the 200 meter dash.

She opened the final day of competition with a long jump mark of 13' 3 3/8" before setting her career mark in the javelin. In the final event she posted a time of 2:53.52 in the 800 meter run as she tallied 3160 points.