Alex Gochenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas 
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Gochenour Shines in Heptathlon For Hogs

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas ©Jim Kirby Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas ©Jim Kirby

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas ©Jim Kirby
Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas
©Jim Kirby

Scoring a personal-best score of 6,027 points, Arkansas junior Alex Gochenour (Logan Magnolia) won the heptathlon title Thursday afternoon for the Razorbacks at the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.

Gochenour is just the second Razorback in program history to eclipse 6,000 points in the heptathlon, trailing only school-record holder Makeba Alcide (6,050 points) in Arkansas’ record book. During the two-day event, she established three personal bests and two more all-conditions bests. Gochenour added more than 500 points to her prior best at Arkansas in the heptathlon, improving upon the 5,522 points she scored at last year’s Texas Relays.

Texas Relays Heptathlon (Day 1)

1. Alex Gochenour – 3,757 points

1. 100mH – 13.15 (PR) [1,102 points]

2. High jump – 1.78/5-10 (PR) [953]

4. Shot put – 13.02m/42-8.75 (PR) [729]

1. 200m – 24.08W (+4.3) [973]

Heptathlon (Day 2/Final)

1. Alex Gochenour – 6,027 points (PR)

1. Long jump – 6.27m/20-7w [934 points]

12. Javelin – 31.14m/102-2 [498]

4. 800m – 2:18.95 [838]