Addo-Ashong Records Strong Heptathlon Mark at Claremont Classic

Addo-Ashong Records Strong Heptathlon Mark at Claremont Classic

CLAREMONT, CA. – With strong marks in many events, sophomore Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong recorded the #3 all-time program mark in the Heptathlon Thursday and Friday at the Claremont Classic.

The Sagehen scored 4182 points to earn the third-highest score in program history in the two-day Heptathlon behind school record holder Brittany Burch (4699 points in 1992) and Kristina Bajema (4261 points in 2003). 

On Day 1, Addo-Ashong ran 15.13 in the 100 Hurdles, cleared 5-1.75 in the High Jump, threw the Shot Put 31-6.5, and clocked 26.68 in the 200 meters. On Day 2, Addo-Ashong flew 16-8 in the Long Jump, threw the Javelin 98-8, and clocked 3:01.20 in the 800 meters. 

"This is an impressive mark in her first try at the heptathlon," said Head Coach Kirk Reynolds. "She is a very talented athlete, and will likely make vast improvements in all these events over the next two years. She is working hard to become a better all-around athlete, and it showed over these two days." 

Addo-Ashong set the school record in the Triple Jump (38-9.75) last weekend at the SCIAC Championships, and currently stands tenth on the NCAA Division III National list in that event, where she will likely qualify to the NCAA National Championships later this month.