May 13, 2011 9:17:00 AM
ATHENS, Ga. -- Combined events and personal records were the highlight for Mississippi State track and field teams Thursday on Day 1 at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.
In the heptathlon, Keisha Wallace ran her fastest time of the year (13.33 second) to win the 100-meter dash en route to capturing 1,075 points. She placed 11th in the high jump (5 feet, 1 inch), earning 678 points. Wallace then recorded a personal-best throw of 27-5 1/2 to take 14th in the shot put and garner 423 points.
Wallace wrapped her day with a win in the 200 (24.53) to earn 930 points. Her total of 3,106 points has her eighth with three events remaining.
Antoine Lipscomb and Tevarus Christian also competed in the decathlon. Christian took second in the 100 with a personal-best time of 10.66 to earn 938 points, while Lipscomb finished eighth (11.27) to earn 801 points.
Christian earned 913 points for his third-place finish in the long jump, while Lipscomb garnered 795 for his seventh-place jump.
In the shot put, Lipscomb took ninth to earn 508 points, while Christian was 11th to secure 466 points.
Christian jumped a personal-best to take second in the high jump, earning 803 points. Lipscomb cleared 6-2 to earn 696 points and take seventh.
Personal bests were set as the Bulldogs closed their day with the 400. Christian posted his personal best (49.09) with a fourth-place finish to earn 857 points, while Lipscomb ran a personal-best 50.14 to take sixth and earn 808 points.
With five events remaining, Christian is third (3,977 points), while Lipscomb is eighth (3,608).
Action in the women''s hammer is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. today at Spec Towns Track.
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