Jan 23, 2014 11:41 PM by Jordan Mason
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - With a total of 3,116 points, Air Force freshman Alexa Chacon (TCA High School) recorded the ninth-best pentathlon score in Academy history during her debut in the multi-event competition on Thursday, Jan. 23. Finishing 14th in the 23-competitor field, Chacon kicked off the Falcons' 24th-annual Air Force Invitational at the Cadet Field House Indoor Track.
Chacon opened the day with an eighth-place time of 9.07 in the 60-meter hurdles - a mark just 0.05 seconds shy of her career high. She added a career-high of 4'9½" in the high jump and posted a debut of 27'6" in the shot put to finish 19th in both. Chacon added a 17th-place distance of 15'5½" in the long jump, before closing out the event with a third-place time of 2:26.64 in her debut of the 800-meter run.
New Mexico Highlands' Salcia Slack won the five-event competition with a total of 3,844 points. Unattached competitor Kaymarie Jones finished second with 3,802 points, while BYU teammates Elizabeth Wilson and Alyssa Monteverde finished third (3,737) and fourth (3,620), respectively. Colorado's Brittany Lewis rounded out the top five with a score of 6,313.
The Air Force Invitational continues tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 24) at the Cadet Field House Indoor Track. The men's heptathlon, which is currently paced by Chase Dalton of BYU (3,238 points) after four events, kicks off the day at 9:00 a.m., while the individual events get underway at 12:30 p.m.