MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- After a lightning delay and a few storms, the Conference USA Outdoor Championships finally started at Dean Hayes Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with the multis competiion beginning with the women's heptathlon, followed by the men's decathlon thirty minutes after.
The freshmen duo of Taylor Parcells and Desirae Rowell started their heptathlons strong, each recording a personal best in the 100m hurdles.
After four events, Rowell currently sits in fifteenth place, with Parcells closely behind in sixteenth.
Scott, who battled a severe ankle injury all season, is competing in his first Dec of the season and just his third meet of the outdoor campaign. The All-American recorded the third best high jump mark, and the second best throw in the shot put, and was in sixth place entering the final event of the evening before scratching the 400m dash.
Jeffers has totaled 3,233 points and is sitting in eighth place entering Day 2. He posted the fifth best mark in the high jump, and will compete in one of his best events, the pole vault, as part of the final five events of the decathlon.
Cross is right behind him in ninth after closing out the night with a second place finish in his heat of the 400m.
The women will conclude the heptathlon today with the 800m run, the javelin, and the long jump, while the men still have the pole vault, 110m hurdles, discus, javelin, and the 1,500m run.
Visit Championship Central for a live stream, live stats, and all up to date information as Day 2 begins with the women's hammer throw at 9:30 am CT, and combined events beginning around 1:30.