SBTC’s Nwaba sets personal best; wins 800m, final event of the day; Oregon TC’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton wins title; SBTC’s Lindsay Schwartz wins Oyonnax meeting in France

From Santa Barbara Track Club, updated 6-1-15

Results: 41st Hypo Meeting – Gotzis, Austria

Barb-GotzisComing off of a personal best Day 1 for Santa Barbara Track Club‘s Barbara Nwaba (USA), she concluded the two-day Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, Austria, one of the most celebrated Track & Field events in the world, with a personal best Heptathlon score of 6,342 points. She finished in 11th place in an international field, which coincides with the 11th best mark in the world in 2015 and is the leading American score heading into the USA Track & Field Championships in late June.

Nwaba also capped off her career day with a thrilling 800m victory, setting a personal best of 2:07.37 and netting her an additional $1000 in prize money. Nwaba now sits in 13th place on the all-time U.S. Heptathlon list having moved up two spots.

Oregon Track Club‘s Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) who trains in Santa Barbara in the off-season won the meet with 6,808 points, a personal best, Canadian national record, world leading mark in 2015 and is the 15th best mark in the world All-Time.

Nwaba By the Numbers

Day 1

     100 Meter Hurdles: 13.55, 1043pts
     High Jump: 5’10.75″ / 1.80m, 978pts
     Shot Put: 47’7.25″ / 14.51m, 828pts
     200m: 23.82, 998pts (personal best)
     Day 1 Total: 3,847pts (personal best)

Day 2

    Long Jump: 19’8.0″ / 5.99m, 846pts
    Javelin: 127’7.0″ / 8.89, 646pts
    800m: 2:07.37, 1003pts (personal best, event champion)
    Day 2 Total: 6,342pts (personal best, 13th best U.S. All-Time)

Schwartz wins France (6-1-15 update)
Also competing internationally the last weekend in May were SBTC’s Lindsay Schwartz and Thomas FitzSimons Jr. The pair were invited to compete in an multi-events competition by the Oyonnax Track Club for their wins at the 2015 Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational hosted by the SBTC in April.

Schwartz won the women’s Heptathlon with 5747 points on Sunday, May 31 capping off a successful weekend of international events for the SBTC Elite athletes.