Women's Track & Field

 

Hilt Sets New Personal Best in Heptathlon, Finishes Second

Emily Hilt finished second out of seven competitors and moved up to second on the Capital all-time list in that event this weekend at the Christopher Newport University Hep/Decathlon Qualifier.
Emily Hilt finished second out of seven competitors and moved up to second on the Capital all-time list in that event this weekend at the Christopher Newport University Hep/Decathlon Qualifier.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Freshman Emily Hilt of the Capital University women's track and field team had a weekend getaway to Southeast Virginia to compete in CNU Heptathlon/Decathlon Qualifier, where she elevated her standing on the Capital top 10 list in the heptathlon. She placed second out of seven competitors in the two-day event, which was held on Irwin Belk Track at Pomoco Stadium on the campus of Christopher Newport University.

Emily Hilt (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) set four new personal records and matched one more en route to accumulating 3,707 points in the third heptathlon of her career. She began the day in the 100-meter hurdle race where she placed fifth in a time of 16.62 seconds. From there, the day kept getting better.

The freshman then matched her previous best in the high jump and placed second overall behind a leap of 1.58 meters (5-02), clearing that height on her second attempts.

Hilt then went on to PR in three consecutive events including the shot put (8.73m, 28-7 ½), the 200-meter dash (29.41) and the long jump (4.86m, 15-11). Those numbers placed her fourth in the shot, second in the long jump, and sixth in the 200 meters. She then went on to finish fourth in the javelin throw (22.98m, 75-4 ¾) before adding one more personal best in the 800-meter run. Hilt placed third behind a time of 2:44.86 in her final event.

Her second-place finish was fueled by 3,707 points acquired. That mark elevates her to second all-time on Capital top 10 list. She is now 401 points behind all-time heptathlon leader Caroline Falk (2004).