Sharnique Leonce had three event wins, five career-best marks and set a new school record en route to her best-ever points total in heptathlon.
The 21-year-old (22 in October) Iowa Western Community College sophomore contested the Wichita State KT Woodman Classic and placed third with 4416 points.
The Ciceron Secondary alumna opened the competition with a career-best 14.37 (927 points) in the 100m hurdles, placing second but breaking Khadesha James’ one-year-old record of 14.64 for IWCC.
She would go on to win the high jump (818) with a height of 1.67m, another career-best and another new school record for that event. That matched her indoor best for the event.
In shot put, she could manage only 8.45m (428), still in search of double figures in that event, as she placed 10th.
Leonce closed out the 200m on the opening portion of the heptathlon with a win in a personal-best 25.19 seconds (869).
On the second portion, Sharnique opened with a 5.45m long jump, a new outdoor PB for her, although she has gone 5.79 indoors (686).
As much as Leonce has improved and excelled in the sprints and jumps, she has not shown the same development in throws. She set a javelin throw PB at Wichita, but it was a mere 27.11 (422), good only for eighth best.
In the 800m, a time under three minutes would have seen Sharnique going second, but her 10th-place 3:11.48 (266) left her in third.
Sharniqe’s 4416 is the third best mark in Division 1 of the National Junior College Athletics Association.