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Jules wins C-USA heptathlon

May. 10, 2013 @ 08:54 PM

HOUSTON — Vanessa Jules from Marshall University won the women’s heptathlon title Friday in the Conference USA Track and Field Championships at the Rice Track and Soccer Stadium.

Jules compiled 5,807 points in the seven events.

The Thundering Herd senior from Silver Spring, Md., completed the event Friday by winning the long jump (20-feet, 0.25 inches), placing sixth in the javelin (119-1) and finishing fifth in the 800-meter run (2:22.06).

She was the first-day leader Thursday after placing first in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump and 200-meter run and a fifth-place finish in the shot put.

The meet continues Saturday and Sunday.