Freshman becomes first Penn student-athlete to win the Penn Relays Heptathlon since Frances Childs in 1988.
April 21, 2004
Philadelphia - University of Pennsylvania freshman Shani Boston and Mt. St. Mary's senior David Hinton held on to their first-day positions in the Heptathlon and Decathlon, respectively to win the events at the 2004 Penn Relays. Boston became the first Penn student-athlete to win the Heptathlon since Frances Childs won the event in 1988.
Boston won the shot put with a heave of 41-03 and the long jump with a jump of 18-08.50. Boston finished the two-day event with 5,049 total points which is good for second all-time at Penn.
Mt. St. Mary's student-athletes are no strangers to the Penn Relays as two of them sit on the top 10 all-time list for points in the Decathlon. Hinton finished the two-day competition with 7,102. Hinton's best performance of the day was in the pole vault where he vaulted 15-09 to claim second place. During day one, Hinton won both the long jump and the shot put.