WESTFIELD, Mass. – On a day that senior Jessica McCarthy could have chosen to be with her senior peers at commencement back in Orono, the member of Maine women's track and field took first in the heptathlon at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championships. McCarthy tallied three-straight first place finishes in the final three events to secure the heptathlon crown.
McCarthy entered the day ranked fourth following four events in the first day of the championships. The senior got off a great start in the first event of the day however as she took first in the long jump with a mark of 5.22m (17-01.50) and 620 points.
She then followed that up with another first-place finish in the javelin throw with a distance of 35.25m (115-08) and 576 points.
She finished the final event with her third first-place finish with a win in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.51 and 817 points.
Her second day score of 2,013 points combined with her first day of scoring 2796 for a first place total of 4809 points. Rhode Islands Janel Conley, who finished the first day of hepthatlon events in first, finished behind McCarthy with a score 4680, while Sacred Heart's Nicole Bartosch scored 4617 points for third.