Hunter among nation's heptathlon leaders after All-Ohio Combined Championships

Kenna Hunter

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Junior Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) set a new personal record in the heptathlon to highlight the Hanover track & field program's performance at the All-Ohio Combined Championships Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7.

Hunter posted 3,978 points over seven events this past weekend at Muskingum University (Ohio), placing second in the field of six athletes. The junior was never lower than fourth place in the standings at any point over the two-day session.

Hunter tallied 2,373 points over four events on Day One, led by her 200m dash effort of 27.24 seconds, which paced the field. The junior scored 692 points in the event, the most of any event on the day. She also scored over 600 points in the 100m hurdles (16.37) and the high jump (1.51m).

Day Two saw Hunter win the 800m run to close the overall event with a time of 2:23.39. Hunter had 778 of her 1,605 points on Day Two come in the 800m.

Hunter's point total currently ranks 16th in NCAA Division III.

On the men's side, senior Joe Sheryak (Greenwood, Ind.) competed in the 10-leg decathlon. Sheryak appeared in the first six events before an injury forced him to withdraw. The senior set three personal records during five events on Day One, including the 100m (11.48), shot put (10.06m) and the 400m (51.93). Sheryak had 3,856 points through six events, which was fourth in the field of eight athletes.

Both the men's and women's track & field teams will now turn their attention to the Indiana Division III Championships, which take place at DePauw University, beginning at noon, Saturday, April 13.

Contact: Tyler Jester