LA CROSSE, Wis. - Hendrix College junior Elizabeth Krug finished the first day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in sixth place in the heptathlon with 2,888 points at Roger Harring Stadium on Thursday.
With three events left, the Heber Springs, Ark. native trails first place by just 152 points.
Krug capped the day by winning the 200 in a school record 25.31, besting her year-old record by .15 seconds. She had the fifth-best shot put in the 22-woman competition with a put of 10.64 meters (34 ft.-11 in.).
She started the day with a time of 15.12 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, missing the school record by .01 seconds. Krug's hurdles mark was the 11th best of the day. She also tied for 14th in the high jump by clearing 1.51 meters (4 ft.-11.5 in.)
Theresa Ford of Emory leads the field with 3,040 points. She is followed by Taylor Hudson of SUNY-Cortland (2,976), Jocelyn Redlinski of North Central (2,921), Meagan Ward of UW-Stout (2,911), Jena Weigel of UW-Lacrosse (2,895) and Krug (2,888).
Krug, already a three-time All-American, will finish up the Championships at 3 p.m. on Friday with the long jump, followed by the javelin and 800 meters. She needs to finish in the top eight to earn another All-American honor.