- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) - Michigan senior Bettie Wade won the heptahlon Thursday at the Texas Relays, securing the victory with a win in the long jump, the third event she won in the two-day competition.

Wade won the high jump and shot put on Wednesday, then won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 5 1/4 inches. Her final total of 5,635 points put her 100 points ahead of second-place finisher Aisha Adams of Angelo State with 5,529 points.

In the men’s events, the decathlon was delayed into the night by strong winds in the Austin area. Meet officials were forced to delay the pole vault and javelin for safety reasons. Texas A&M;’s Trinity Otto was the leader after Wednesday’s five events.

In the men’s 3,200 relay, defending NCAA 800-meter champion Jacob Hernandez ran the anchor leg as Texas cruised to the victory with a time of 7 minutes, 22.36 seconds.

LSU won the women’s 3,200 relay in 8:46.23 seconds.

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