Brittany Harrell In Third-Place In Heptathlon After Day One Of SEC Outdoor Championships

(via @GZTrackField)

The lone Gator in action at the 2012 SEC Outdoor Championships on Thursday was Brittany Harrell. And as the Tweet above shows, she certainly made the most of it. Through four events in the heptathlon, Harrell is sitting in third-place with the long jump, javelin and 800 meter run remaining. All four of those events will take place on Friday starting at 12:30 p.m.

As for the four events yesterday, well, let's just say that Harrell was near the top in every event.

In the 100 meter hurdles Harrell finished in fourth with a time 13.83 seconds. She picked up 1,003 points in that event and entered the high jump behind Keisha Wallace of Mississippi State (1,075 points), Kaylon Eppinger of Alabama (1,047 points) and Alex Gochenour of LSU (1,026 points).

Harrell would tie with Fabia McDonald of Mississippi for second-place in the high jump with a best distance of 1.76 meters. Harrell's second-place finish would give her 891 points in the event and move into second-place overall in the standings through two events.

Up next was the shot put and Harrell was able to claim a fifth-place finish with a best distance of 11.49 meters. The 627 points gained in this event were about 70 short of her goal and pushed the gap between her and Eppinger even further.

In the last event of the day however, Harrell was almost able to overcome her standings after the shot put. After a third-place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.98 seconds and 889 points wasn't quite enough to move Harrell up in the standings.

Harrell is currently in third-place overall with 3,140 total points. Also remember that scoring is also team-based and her prospective high finish will allow the women's track team to get off to a great start.

The action in Baton Rouge returns today at 12:30 p.m. with the women's hammer throw. The hammer throw is the first event of the Championships that aren't part of a multi-event score. Harrell will resume her action at just after 3:00 p.m. The first individual men's event (800 meter run prelims) is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m.

You can follow all of the results online as they happen courtesy of Delta Timing.

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