Track and field competes in IAAF Capital Cup

Track and field competes in IAAF Capital Cup

Kennesaw State sent two of its best up to Canada to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federation Capital Cup.

The IAAF Capital Cup was held at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Canada July 4-5, bringing together the best track and field athletes in the world to compete, including sophomore Jordan Gray and senior Joshua Mulder from KSU.

In the women’s division, Gray posted a seventh-place finish overall, while Mulder was forced to pull out of the men’s competition after the eighth event on the second day.

Gray competed in the heptathlon and finished the first day with 3,369 points, a good enough finish to put her in third place overall heading into the second day of competition.

Gray’s best performances on the day included a third-place finish in the high jump, clearing a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Gray also placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, shot put, and the 200-meter race before ending the day.

Mulder took part in the decathlon and completed his first day of action with 3,878 points, putting him in sixth place through the first five events. His best events included a fifth-place finish in the high jump, a second-place finish in the shot put, and a second-place finish in the 400 meter, posting a career-best time of 48.17 seconds.

Gray began the second day of competition by placing fourth in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet 3.25 inches. She also placed sixth in the javelin throw with a personal best score of 132 feet 10 inches. Gray placed 10th in the final event of the day, the 800-meter race, posting a time of 2:27.35.

Gray’s solid performance at the IAAF Capital Cup is a continuation of her incredible collegiate career at KSU. She won this year’s ASUN conference heptathlon, scoring a KSU school best and ASUN outdoor championship best 5,641 points as she won all seven events.

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