Rolla's Chantae McMillan was well off medal pace after the first day of competition in the Olympic women's heptathlon on Friday.
LONDON, England – Rolla's Chantae McMillan was well off medal pace after the first day of competition in the Olympic women's heptathlon on Friday.
McMillan sits in 25th place among the 36 athletes who finished the first day of the heptathlon competition Friday.
After four events in the seven-event heptathlon McMillan has totaled 3,602 points.
McMillan placed sixth in Heat 4 of the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :13.49, was 15th in Group B in the high jump at 1.68 meters; placed fourth in Group A – and fourth overall – in the shot put at 14.92 meters, and was seventh in Heat 3 in the 200-meter dash at :25.25.
The three events remaining in the heptathlon competition on Saturday include the long jump, javelin and 800-meter run. McMillan will be one of the favorites for a high placement in the javelin competition.
Great Britain poster girl Jessica Ennis jumped out to the lead in the heptathlon by setting an Olympic record in the 100-meter hurdles at :12.54. She also had a personal-best in the 200-meter dash to build a strong first-day showing.
Ennis has 4,158 points while runner-up Austra Skujyte of Lithuania is second with 3,974 and Canada's Jessica Zelinka third with 3,903.
In fifth place, and just three points away from the third-place spot, is McMillan's United States teammate Hyleas Fountain, who has 3,900 points.
1. Jessica Ennis, GBR 4158
2. Austra Skujyte, LTU 3974
3. Jessica Zelinka, CAN 3903
4. Lyudmyla Yosypenko, UKR 3902
5. Hyleas Fountain, USA 3900
6. Dafne Schippers, NED 3899
7. Kristina Savitskaya, RUS 3867
8. Lilli Schwarzkopf, GER 3855
9. Tatyana Chernova, RUS 3849
10. Natallia Dobrynska, UKR 3835
11. Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida, FRA 3832
12. Jennifer Oeser, GER 3789
13. Olga Kurban, RUS 3786
14. Katarina Johnson-Thompson, GBR 3769
15. Brianne Theisen, CAN 3763
16. Hanna Melnychenko, UKR 3752
17. Jessica Samuelsson, SWE 3743
18. Sharon Day, USA 3740
19. Yana Maksimava, BLR 3724
20. Nadine Broersen, NED 3724
21. Karolina Tyminska, POL 3707
22. Laura Ikauniece, LAT 3705
23. Ellen Sprunger, SUI 3661
24. Uhunoma Osazuwa, NGR 3631
25. Chantae McMillan, USA 3602
26. Grit Sadeiko, EST 3600
27. Eliska Klucinova, CZE 3565
28. Ivona Dadic, AUT 3503
29. Gyorgyi Farkas, HUN 3496
30. Sarah Cowley, NZL 3482
31. Marisa de Aniceto, FRA 3478
32. Julia Machtig, GER 3445
33. Ida Marcussen, NOR 3428
34. Louise Hazel, GBR 3427
35. Sofia Ifadidou, GRE 3364
36. Irina Karpova, KAZ 3268