Former Bradwell Institute track standout Quintunya Chapman set University of Georgia records en route to collegiate all-time top-10 scores in the Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon last Thursday in Athens, according to a news release on georgiadogs.com.
Chapman scored 6,146 points, which the report said put her No. 2 on the current world list and in the lead in the NCAA. Chapman’s score makes the senior Lady Bulldog the No. 8 all-time collegiate performer and is the No. 11 all-time collegiate performance.
Chapman broke the 11-year-old school record of 6,033 points set by
2008 Olympic silver medalist Hyleas Fountain.
The release states that Chapman broke the record and won the heptathlon title by finishing the 800-meter run with a personal-best finish of 2 minutes, 14.22 seconds. Chapman established a personal best in the long jump — and the ninth-best mark in school history — with a leap of 20 feet, 6½ inches for
930 points. That effort puts her in the top 10 nationally in that event. In the javelin, Chapman hit yet another personal best mark of 138-10 to finish third with 712 points. This bettered her previous high mark in the event by nearly 30 feet.
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