Pohl Takes Eighth In Pentathlon at ECAC Championships
BOSTON – The ECAC/IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championships began on Friday with the women’s pentathlon and the first day of the men’s heptathlon at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center. Charlene Pohl (Bisingen, Germany) and Kathleen Cibuls (Blue Point, NY) both took part in the ECAC pentathlon, while Stefan Hoeller (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) was in action in the IC4A hepthatlon.
Pohl took eighth in the pentathlon with 3334 points, while Cibuls finished 11th with 3301 points. Sitting in 13th place after three events, she moved up to ninth after long jumping 5.49 meters (18 feet, ¼ inch). Pohl then improved another place by running the 800 meters in 2:31.02. She ended up beating Vermont’s Pearl Abilti by a mere 22 points for eighth place and one point in the team standings. Cibuls, meanwhile, finished just one point out of 10th place.
Hoeller, the defending champion in the heptathlon, unfortunately had to withdraw from the competition due to injury. He collected 1331 points before his withdrawal, running the 60 meters in 7.49 seconds and getting out to a distance of 6.13 m (20’1½) in the long jump.
Individual events get underway on Saturday with preliminary heats, as well as a few field event finals. The men’s competition begins at 10 a.m., while the ECAC Championships resume at 3 p.m.