STARKVILLE, Miss. – To kick off day one of the Conference Challenge at the Carl Maddox Track Facility, the men’s and women’s hammer throw allowed for the Southeastern Conference women to post 30 points, while the non-SEC men led the way with 18 points.
Representing Mississippi State, Megan Rayford threw the hammer 43.51 meters to collect six points for the Lady Bulldogs and land a third-place finish. Maureen Gross added to the SEC’s total by placing fifth and picking up two points as she threw for 34.49 meters.
While the Bulldogs did not see action in the men’s hammer throw, other SEC competitors captured 13 points to place the conference just behind the opposing teams.
The meet will resume tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the women’s javelin. All running events will begin at noon, starting with the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.
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Team Standings: SEC, 30; Non-SEC 0
Team Standings: SEC, 13; Non-SEC 18