NAMPA, Idaho – The UMKC track and field team opened up the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships with the women’s pentathlon and four multi-events of the men’s heptathlon on Thursday.
Both Daiwa Emmert (Bolivar, Mo.) and Gabriel Foster (Portmore, Jamaica) collected personal bests in two of their five pentathlon events. Emmert darted to a second-place performance in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.12 seconds while Foster finished eighth in the event with a time of 9.31 seconds.
Emmert and Foster each improved in a field event, as Foster cleared 1.61 meters in the high jump and Emmert leapt 5.34 meters in the long jump. Both finished second in those respective events.
Emmert earned the bronze medal in the pentathlon, contributing six points to UMKC’s team total. Emmert and Foster each recorded personal best pentathlon point totals, collecting 3,400 points and 2,896 points, respectively.
After winning the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 7.00 seconds, Bryan went on to finish second in the long jump with a leap of 7.09 meters. In the high jump, he cleared 1.95 meters and he tossed the shot put a personal best mark of 10.73 meters. At the end of the first day, Bryan currently sits in second place with 3,005 points.
Lockhart improved in three out of the four events on the first day of the heptathlon, turning in a personal best time in the 60-meter hurdles, long jump and shot put. He is sitting in seventh place with 2,516 points.
The Roos will resume action at the indoor championships on Friday beginning with the conclusion of the heptathlon at 11 a.m. CT. Men’s high jump will start field events for the Roos at 12 p.m. CT and the women’s mile preliminaries will begin running events at 3 p.m. CT.
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