Profit Leads Team USA to Thorpe Cup Title

Maryland Athletics
Print RSS

Former Terrapin Kiani Profit led a sweep of the top five individual spots in the Team Heptathlon for Team USA to lead it to a dominating victory in the Thorpe Cup Sunday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Profit broke the 6000-point barrier for the first time in her career with her total of 6135. Following closely behind were teammates Chelsea Carrier-Eades (6000) and Lindsay Schwartz (5982) for the top three scores for Team USA.  Profit recorded the best marks of the competition in the final two events Sunday (javelin and 800m) to steal the victory away from day one leader Carrier-Eades.

Team USA grabbed a comfortable victory over Germany in the Team Heptathlon by a score of 18,117-16,368.

It was the fourth consecutive victory in the Thorpe Cup for Team USA in the heptathlon.

A nation versus nation decathlon and heptathlon competition between the United States and Germany, the Thorpe Cup takes the top five men’s scores and the top three women’s scores to determine an overall team winner.