GULF SHORES, Ala.-Through four events at the NAIA Track and Field Championships, Dakota Wesleyan University senior Kamberlyn Lamer sits in first place in the women's heptathlon.

Lamer placed in the top four in each event to accumulate 3,077 points, which puts her ahead of Benedictine (Kan.) senior Maddie Minnaert (2,962) and Corban (Ore.) freshman Valerie Schmidt (2,954).

The Hartford native placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.50 seconds and tied for second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 3 1/4 inches. Lamer also took third in the 200 (25.91) and fourth in the shot put (31-1.25).

The second day of the women's heptathlon begins at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The final three events are the long jump, javelin throw and 800-meter run.