March 17, 1999
TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington State University freshmen Ellannee Richardson and Whitney Evans are one-two after the first day of the heptathlon competition at the Arizona Multi Invitational at Tucson.
Richardson, from Gladstone, Ore., won the 200m dash, the final event of the first day to overtake Evans for the lead. Richardson's first day total is 3,178 points while Evans finished with 3,127 points.
Richardson won the 100m hurdles (14.29), placed third in the high jump (1.63m/5-4 1/4), was second in the shot put (10.58m/34-8 1/2) and won the 200m dash (24.84).
Evans placed third in the 100m hurdles (15.09), won the high jump (1.78m/5-10), was fourth in the shot (10.00m/32-9 3/4), and placed second in the 200m dash (25.80).
Heather Sterlin of Reebok International Track Club is third with 3,001 points.
In the men's decathlon competition, WSU freshman Steve Dwyer from Redmond, Wash., is 17th after the first day with 3,383 points. Tennessee's Tom Pappas leads the decathlon with 4,441 points.
WSU junior LaTroya Mucker was originally scheduled to compete but did not travel to Tucson.
The 38 men and women will resume competition Thursday.