Cobbers' Bye holds first place in heptathlon after Day 1 of MIAC Championships

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Concordia's Matt Bye sits in first place in the men's heptathlon after Day 1 of competition Thursday at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Thursday at St. Olaf.

Bye finished the day with 2,374 points. His performance was highlighted by winning the shot put with a throw of 12.1 meters and earning first place in the long jump with his mark of 6.43 meters. His leap of 1.9 meters in the high jump was good for second place.

In the women's pentathlon, Carly Fornshell placed sixth with 2,817 points to lead the Cobbers. She clocked a time of 2 minutes, 28.16 seconds to win the 800 meters. Her throw of 9.33 meters in the shot put was good for ninth place and she leapt 4.64 meters in the long jump to take 10th.