Timara Chapman Claims Heptathlon State Record



Leesville Road superstar Timara Chapman claimed the North Carolina Heptathlon State Record on Saturday in a runner-up All-American performance at New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Chapman scored 5014 points becoming the states first Heptathlete to exceed 5000 points with standard Heptathlon scoring.  The record stood since 1984 when Teri LeBlanc scored 4953 points.  At the time LeBlanc scored 5124 points, but scoring tables were updated in the 1990s and her performance is converted to 4953 on today's scale.  

The Heptathlon is a grind.  On day one athletes compete in the 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put and 200m Dash.  Then the following morning athletes compete in the Long Jump, Javelin and 800m Run.  

Last year Chapman made her Heptathlon debut at the National meet where she scored 4328 points earning a 6th place All-American finish.  Over the course of the summer, Chapman improved to 4724 points at the USATF JO National Championships where she earned 17-18 Age Group Runner-Up.

After day one Chapman sat in third overall less than 100 points outside of the leader Beatrice Juskeviciute (IMG Academy, FL).  Chapman's highlights of the day were a PR in the High Jump of 5-6, second best out of the field and a 24.98 200m Dash, scoring 889 points which was the best of the entire field.  Chapman would also run 14.92 for the 100m Hurdles and threw 30-7.75 in the Shot Put.

On day 2 Chapman jumped 16-9.25 in the Long Jump, where she was hoping for more with a season-best of 17-5 from the 4A State Championships.  She was able to bounce back with a big PR in the Javelin where she threw 109-5, the third best amongst the field and a 25 foot PR.  At nationals last year Chapman threw 56-9 in the Javelin.  Chapman moved into second with a slight advantage on Suenomi Norinh (MI).  Chapman was an 800m runner before she became a Heptathlete.  Chapman clocked a runner-up finish in the 800 running a season best of 2:19.65 locking up her second-place finish.  

Timara Chapman after a runner-up finish in the Heptathlon at NBON

The will close out Chapman's high school career who has had a ton of success in just two years and 5 attempts in the Heptathlon.  Chapman will head to NC State in the fall where she'll continue her career in the multi-events.

Hillside junior Jada Green took 8th overall in the event with a total of 4526 points.  If Green can have a similar improvement to Chapman in the event over her senior year we could see her challenge her State Record at this time next season.

 

Full Heptathlon Results

Event 68  Women Heptathlon Championship

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    National:    5798  6/1/2018    Anna Hall, Valor Chr,Hglnd Rn,CO            

        Meet:    5464  6/18/2016   Emma Fitzgerald, Thayer,Braintree,MA        

    Freshman:    4934  7/27/2014   Tyra Gittens, Ensworth,Nashvl,TN            

   Sophomore:    5170  8/1/2011    Kendell Williams, Kell, Marietta, GA        

      Junior:    5578  7/14/2012   Kendell Williams, Kell, Marietta, GA        

      Senior:    5577  7/21/2016   Emma Fitzgerald, Thayer,Braintree,MA        

    Name                    Year School                  Finals 

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  1 # 2130 Beatrice Juskevic  19 Bradenton, FL             5251  

  2 #  811 Timara Chapman     18 Raleigh, NC               5014  

  3 # 3070 Suenomi Norinh     18 Zeeland, MI               4809  

  4 # 2131 Alix Still         18 Bradenton, FL             4727  

  5 # 2352 Anoush Krafian     18 Belmont, MA               4721  

  6 # 1358 Jayla Ellis        19 Verona, PA                4582  

  7 # 3225 Grace Frye         19 Galena, OH                4557  

  8 # 2029 Jada Green         19 durham, NC                4526  

  9 # 4115 Brianna Smith      20 Elkins Park, PA           4508  

 10 # 2127 Sara Absten        18 Bradenton, FL             4462  

 11 # 4424 Jessica Swalve     19 Los Gatos, CA             4427  

 12 # 3821 Claire Bailey      18 Fairfax, VA               4395  

 13 #  622 Patasha Bryan      21 Santa Rosa Beach, F       4355  

 14 #  623 Holly Cassels      16 Jupiter, FL               4346  

 14 # 4440 Erin Higgins       18 Ashburn, VA               4346  

 16 # 2922 Avery McMullen     19 Franklin, TN              4265  

 17 # 4091 Jada Sims          19 Phoenix, AZ               4237  

 18 #  157 Nile Brown         19 Washington, DC            4165  

 19 #  998 Sydnie Rohme       19 huntington, NY            4028  


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