Ashtin Zamzow

Ashtin Zamzow, a senior from Goliad, won the javelin title with a throw of 159 feet,

4 inches Friday night at the John Jacobs Track Complex.

AUSTIN – Texas’ Ashtin Zamzow is in second place after the first day of competition in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Zamzow, a senior from Goliad, scored 3,711 points on her first four events.

Texas A&M’s Tyra Gittens leads the event with 3,872 points.

Zamzow finished third in the 100-meter hurdles (13.33 seconds), fifth in the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches), third in the shot put (42-6), and eighth in the 200-meter dash (24.73).

The event will conclude Saturday with competition in the long jump, javelin throw and 800-meter run.

Zamzow won the Big 12 heptathlon championship, becoming the first Texas athlete to win the event.

Zamzow set a school record in the event with a score of 6,148 at the Texas Relays earlier this season.

Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or by email at mforman@vicad.com. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeforman21

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