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Jessica Ennis takes lead in heptathlon

Updated: August 29, 2011, 10:48 AM ET
Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea -- Defending champion Jessica Ennis moved into the lead after four events in the heptathlon Monday at the world championships.

The British athlete finished first in her 200-meter heat and finished the opening day of competition with 4,078 points. Tatyana Chernova of Russia was second with 3,927 points while Hyleas Fountain of the United States was third with 3,887.

Ennis was out of action for seven weeks earlier this season with an ankle injury but has looked strong ...

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