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HIGH POINT – Evan Mills of High Point University scored a personal best 6,588 as he came from behind and won the decathlon on day two of the Big South Outdoor Athletics Championships Conference Tuesday at Vert Stadium.

Mills beat Gardner-Webb’s Cameron Donoghue by 11 points. Mills passed Cameron Donoghue by scoring 87 more points with a javelin win, the penultimate event. Mills added two more points to his margin by winning the 1500 while Donoghue finished a close second.

HPU’s Sydney Horn and sister Mackenzie Horn finished 1-2 in the women’s pole vault as the Panthers swept the top three and took four of the top five spots. The Horn sisters both cleared 4.34 meters. Rachel Vester finished third and Nathalie Elliott fifth.

HPU’s Franzi Jacobs edged out teammate Sydney Bagus to win the women’s 3000m steeplechase. Jacobs was timed at 10:53.49 while Bagus was timed at 10:53.

North Carolina A&T’s Arriyea Harper jumped 12.6 meters and edged HPU’s Alicia Dawson by two hundredths of a meter to win the women’s triple jump. Brayden Hodgest of the Aggies won the men’s shot put with a throw of 17.37 yards.

Loren James of NC, A&T won the women’s shot put with a Big South record throw of 16.44 yards. HPU’s Letizia Marsico finished third.

HPU’s Hocine Bouchrak won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 8:49.74. Rayan Vanderpoorten of the Panthers finished third.

Campbell’s Shemar Miller won the men’s triple jump while HPU’s Larry Coaxum was third and the Panthers’ Dekairi Brown was fourth.

Charleston Southern’s Chloe Greene won the heptathlon with a Vert Stadium record 4988 points. Greene won four events and finished 651 points ahead of Gardner-Webb’s Khalilah Conway.


HIGH POINT — The schedule for the four-team double-elimination playoffs of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball tournament this weekend at Truist Point has been adjusted due to a forecast of rain on Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s game was shifted to the morning with No. 1 Lynchburg taking on No. 4 Roanoke, followed by No. 2 Shenandoah taking on No. 3 Bridgewater. Saturday’s three games begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday’s championship round begins at 10 a.m.

Harry L. Blanchard