Penn State heptathletes finish strong at Penn Relays

From CDT Staff reports

Heptathlete competitors Madeline Holmberg and Tal Ben-Artzi finsihed second and third place respectively, at the Penn Relays on Wednesday.

Holmberg’s final score, 5053, is the seventh best in Penn State history. Her final marks were 14.32 (100mH), 1.55m (high jump), 12.25m (shot put), 24.52 (200-meters), 5.60m (long jump), 25.29m (javelin), and 2:28.26 in the 800 meters.

The freshman had personal bests in the 200, 100 hurdles, high jump, and javelin.

The second place finish is the highest Nittany Lion finish since 2013, when Brittney Howell won the event with a score of 5,084.

Ben-Artzi finished with 4862 points. Her marks were 15.52 (100mH), 1.64m (high jump), 10.82m (shot put), 26.36 (200-meters), 5.39m (long jump), 28.52m (javelin), and 2:18.89 in the 800-meters.

Penn State will compete again on Thursday with running and field events.