Local Hepthatlete Tyra Gittens continues to stack her trophy cabinet with stylish hardware, and now she is in line for more success at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.

Gittens, already among the world leaders in the Heptathlon, struck Gold again at the South Eastern Conference Outdoor Championships in Texas.

The Texas A&M star smashed her own National Record in the multi-discipline event amassing 6,418 points, erasing the 6,074 she achieved in 2018.

She cleared the bar at a stunning 1.95-metres in the high jump event, just a fraction under the Olympic qualifying standard of 1.96-metres, but which is the best on the collegiate circuit this year.

She made sure of a place in Tokyo in the Long Jump with a stunning 6.96-metres, well beyond the 6.82 Olympic Qualifying Standard.

But the two days of excellence was bittersweet as her National Record 6,418 points is just agonisingly short of the Olympic Qualifying Standard of 6,420.


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