Sherrina Lofton Scores 5,209 Points, Finishes 16th in NCAA Heptathlon

June 10, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa - Cal State Northridge senior Sherrina Lofton scored 1,870 points on Friday, the final day of competition in the Heptathlon at the NCAA Championships at Drake Stadium. Lofton placed 16th with a total score of 5,209 points.

Lofton's 16th-place finish this season is six spots better than her 22nd-place finish in 2009.

After scoring 3,339 points in four events on Thursday, Lofton opened Friday with a disappointing 22nd-place finish in the long jump. Coming in with a season-best of 19-7.50, Lofton fouled on her first attempt, jumped 15-9 (4.80) on her second attempt and then jumped 16-2.25 (4.93) on her third and final attempt.

She then finished 19th in the javelin with a best of 106-8 (32.53) to earn 525 points and wrapped up the day with a 10th-place finish in the 800 meters clocking a time of 2:21.34.