Beck Claims Third in Heptathlon at Messiah

Photo by Eric Bologa
Photo by Eric Bologa

(Grantham, Pa.) – Dickinson sophomore Jenny Beck (Tamaqua, Pa./Tamaqua Area) moved from sixth to third in the heptathlon with a strong performance in the 800 meters at the Messiah-Multi Event on Friday.

Beck set a personal-best in the shot put event with a throw of 9.40 meters. She earned second-place points in the 800 with a time of 2:52.32.

She tied for third in the high jump and fourth in the long jump, clearing 1.32 meters and 4.05 meters, respectively. Beck was third in the javelin event with a throw of 20.78 meters to finish with 2,515 points overall to capture bronze, qualifying for the Centennial Conference Championships in the process.

The Red Devils travel to the Messiah Invitational on Saturday.