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OU's Backel 16th in Junior Nationals heptathlon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ University of Oklahoma track athlete Amy Backel is in 16th place in the heptathlon after the first day at the USA Junior National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis.

Backel scored 2,712 points competing in the 100 meter hurdles, the high jump, shot put and 200 meter dash.

The final three events are today and include two of Backel's best events, the long jump and the javelin. The third event is the 800 meters.

Backel will be a sophomore this fall at OU.
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