March 11, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Cal State Northridge senior Sherrina Lofton scored 3,814 points to finish 15th in the Pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
Lofton opened the day in spectacular fashion running a personal-best 8.63 to finish sixth in the first event, the 60 meter hurdles. Lofton, who's previous best was 8.77, earned a solid total of 989 points for her efforts.
But unfortunately things quickly changed as Lofton posted a best of 5-4.25 (1.63) to finish a disappointing 14th in the high jump. She earned 771 points but her top height was well below her season and career-best of 5-8 (7.73).
The shot put was next and the senior from Fairfield, Callif., finished 12th to earn an additional 604 points. Lofton's top throw of 36-6.25 (11.13) was also well below her season-best of 38-9 (11.81).
With 2,364 points through three events, Lofton then earned 657 points with a 16th-place finish in the long jump and concluded with 793 points with a 13th-place finish in the 800 meters.
Lofton's best mark in the long jump of 17-6.75 (5.35) came on her final attempts and her time in the 800 meters was 2:22.30.
Oregon's Brianne Theisen won her second consecutive NCAA Pentathlon title with an NCAA and championship meet record 4,540 points.
- GO MATADORS -