Canada’s Theisen-Eaton sets personal best to win Hypo Meeting heptathlon

GOETZIS, Austria — Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., set a Canadian record in heptathlon with 167 points to dominate the Hypo Meeting on Sunday.

The world championship silver medallist gathered 6,808 points to win the prestigious competition for a second time after 2013. Second-place Carolin Schaefer of Germany had 6,547 points and Nadine Broersen of the Netherlands took third with 6,531.

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill finished fourth in the Briton’s first heptathlon since winning gold at the London Games. Ennis-Hill earned 6,520 points and comfortably passed the 6,200-point qualifying mark for next year’s Rio Olympics.

Dafne Schippers was second before the final event and looked set to beat her own Dutch record of 6,545 points but decided not to start in the 800 metres because of a knee injury.

The men’s decathlon concluded later Sunday.

The Associated Press