2011 World Champs/Daegu: Day 3, Heptathlon, Day 1/2, Ennis in lead, Chernova Very close, by Larry Eder

Hyleas Fountain, Jessica Ennis, 2011 WC 100m hurdles, 1/7 Hep, Day 1/2 photo by photo by PhotoRun.net

In the first event, Hyleas Fountain took the lead with a time of 12.92 for the 100 meter hurdles . Jessica Ennis, defending champion was second in 12.93,  and in heat 2, Tatyana Chernova of Russia hurdled 13.32.

After one event, Hyleas Fountain of the US, the Olympic silver medalist, lead with 1135 points. In second, Jessica Ennis had 1133 points and Tatyana Chernova was sixth in 1077 points.

Ennis_JessicaHJ-World11.JPG Jessica Ennis, 2011 WC, high jump, 2/7, heptathlon, Day 1/2, photo by PhotoRun.net

In event two, Jessica Ennis cleared 1.86 meters but Hyleas Fountain cleared 1.89m and Austra Skujyte of LIthuania cleared 1.86m.  Tatyana Chernova of Russia cleared a seasonal best of 1.83m.

Hyleas Fountain lead, after two events, with 2,228 points. Jessica Ennis was second in 2,187 points and Tatyana Chernova of Russia was third with 2,093 points.

Fountain_HyleasHJR-World11.JPG Hyleas Fountain, 2011 WC high jump 2/7 , heptathlon, Day 1/2, photo by PhotoRun.net

In event three, the shot put, Austra Skujyte of Lithuania threw 16.71 to win the event. Natalia Dobrynska was second in 16.14m throw. Jessica Ennis was seventh overall with a throw of 14.67m, her personal best.

Ennis_JessicaSH-World11.JPG Jessica Ennis, 2011 WC shot put, 3/7, heptathlon, day 1/2,
photo by PhotoRun.net

Tatyana Chernova of Russia was second in Group B, with a throw of 14.17m. Hyleas Fountain threw 12.20m, for ninth in Group B.

After three events, Jessica Ennis took the lead, with 3,026 points. Austra Skujyte of Lithuania was second with 3,014 points. Natalia Dobrynska of Ukraine was third with 3,013 points. Anna Bogdonova was fourth with 2,904 points. Hyleas Fountain was fifth with 2,902 points and Tatyana Chernova of Russia was sixth with 2,898 points.

In the final event of day one, Jessica Ennis ran 23.27 to win the 200 meters. In second, in a pb of 23.50 was Tatyana Chernova of Russia. In third was Karolina Tyminska of Poland, who ran 23.87. And in fourth was Hyleas Fountain of the US, who ran 23.96.

Jessica Ennis lead day 1 with a score of 4,078 after four events. Tatyana Chernova of Russia was second in 3,927 points, Hyleas Fountain was third in 3,887 points. Natalia Dobrynska of the Ukraine was fourth in 3,868 points and in fifth was Karolina Tyminska of Poland, who scored 3,843 points. And in sixth place was Austra Skujyte of Lithuania, who scored 3,808 points.

What would day two bring? 

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