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Hawkeyes Record 2 Personal Bests on Day 1
Jack Eckert and Alec Cranford compete in day one of men's heptathlon competition
Alec Cranford is in sixth place following day one of the men's heptathlon competition.
Alec Cranford is in sixth place following day one of the men's heptathlon competition.

Jan. 30, 2014

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    AMES, Iowa - University of Iowa track and field athletes Jack Eckert and Alec Cranford competed in day one of the Bill Bergan Invitational heptathlon competition on Thursday. The Hawkeyes recorded two personal-best marks on the afternoon at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center.

    Eckert (2599) is in fifth place following the first day of action. The senior clocked a personal-best time in the 60 meters. He finished sixth in the event with a time of 7.46. Eckert earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 39-1 (11.91m). He then finished fifth in the long jump (20-2 ¼; 6.15m), and high jump (6-0; 1.83m).

    Cranford is in sixth place (2386) following four events. The freshman recorded a personal-best time of 7.37 to finish fourth in the 60 meters. Cranford then recorded sixth-place finishes in the long jump (19-4 ¾; 5.91m), shot put (24-3; 10.44m), and high jump (5-7 ¼; 1.71m).

    The Bill Bergan Invitational resumes Friday at 10:00 a.m. (CT).

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