Visual Story: Finishing an NCAA Championships Heptathlon
Froeynes often cedes points to the field in the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters, while she’s in the middle of the pack when it comes to shot put.
Much like a golfer knowing there are birdie holes to capitalize on and others where par is a great score, Froeynes is well aware the majority of her points come from her strongest four events; she simply aims for her personal record and avoids significant setbacks in the other three.
“I’m not trying to think too much about every event at the same time,” Froeynes said. “When I go to the first event, I’m a hurdler. When I finish, I’m a high jumper. I’m just seven different athletes for seven amounts of time. That really helps me focus on each event.
“If it goes well, it goes well. If it doesn’t, you have to move on.”
Froeynes’ first season with the Gators was a tremendous success. The Tonsberg, Norway native set personal bests in every event, including more than a half-second improvement in the hurdles and 28-centimeter PRs in the javelin and long jump. She also became the third freshman heptathlete in the last five years to score at NCAA Outdoors. Froeynes