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Junior Briana Isom-Brummer
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Isom-Brummer Claims Third In Heptathlon At MVC Championship

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: May 12, 2012
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WICHITA, Kan. - Drake junior Briana Isom-Brummer (St. Louis, Mo.) snared a third-place showing in the heptathlon at the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Cessna Stadium on Saturday.

Isom-Brummer tallied 4,786 points during the two-day event, a personal best. 

After finishing the heptathlon, Isom-Brummer came back to compete in the high jump where she tied for fifth soaring 5 feet 5 inches.

"Bri had a full two days," commented head coach Natasha Brown. "She had four events yesterday, and three today to wrap up competition in the heptathlon where she finished in third. Four hours later, she was back at it warming up for the high jump where she finished for fifth. Less than a hour later she was back in the blocks for the 400-meter hurdles, where she barely missed qualifying for the finals." 

Junior Marissa Smith (Ajax, Ontario) had the day's best performance in the preliminary round of the 100-meter hurdles clocking in at 13.60, a personal best.

Senior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) was second in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles in 59.92, qualifying for tomorrow's final.

"Ari is a fighter," said Brown. "This season has not been easy for her. She's so tough that she clawed her way into a scoring position."

Sophomore Whitney Westrum (Waukee, Iowa) snared a spot tomorrow's final of the 400 in 56.01. 

Junior Kirsten Lake (Parker, Colo.) will run the 800-meter final after crossing the line in 2:11.07, during the preliminary round.

The final day of the conference championship begins tomorrow at noon with the women's triple jump. 

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