Ennis sets British heptathlon record in Austria
GOETZIS, Austria (AP) - Jessica Ennis strengthened her position for the London Olympics on Sunday by setting a British heptathlon record at the Hypo Meeting.
Ennis, the European and former world champion, beat the 12-year-old record of former Olympic champion Denise Lewis by 75 points. She finished with 6,906 points to win the IAAF World Challenge event for a third straight year.
Ennis says she still needs to work on her high jump, but "I am now where I wanted to be this time of the year.''
World champion Tatyana Chernova of Russia took second with 6,774 points. Lyudmyla Yosypenko of Ukraine came third on 6,501.