MARION, IN (5/26) The seven-event, two day heptathlon competition at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships was made even more difficult as rain persisted most of the day.
Boyer got off to a good start running 14.74 in the 100 meter hurdles. A slight headwind slowed times, but Boyer's mark was third best in the field of 16 and worth 876 points. The next event, high jump was even more difficult as steady rain came and went. Boyer and five other competitors managed to clear 5' 2.5", worth 724 points with only two athletes going higher. Amy had the fifth best effort in the shot put, tossing a season best 33' 4" for 540 points. The day ended with the 200 meters. Boyer rode a 2.6 mph tailwind to the fourth best time in the field of 25.65 for 828 points.
Boyer's point total of 2968 put her in third place with long jump, javelin and the 800 meters remaining.
As the rain continued, the pole vault competition moved to Indiana Wesleyan's indoor track for the safety of the competitors. Brandi Harr and Boyer each cleared 12' 1.5" with Harr taking eighth with fewer misses and Boyer ninth.
In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, freshman Jill Louisignau took fifth in her heat running 11:26.22.