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Wichita State’s Austin Bahner 10th in NCAA decathlon

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11:45 p.m.

Wichita State’s Austin Bahner finished 10th in the decathlon with a school-record 7,847 points Thursday night at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Bahner, a junior from Heights, had personal-best efforts in the discus (160 feet, 7 inches), javelin (187-4) and 1500 meters (4 minutes, 38.45 seconds). He also had two PRs on the first day of the meet. His total was nearly 250 points better than his previous record.

WSU senior Tanya Friesen is seventh after the first day of the heptathlon with 3,489 points. She began the day with a PR in the 100 hurdles (13.83) and ended it with a PR in the 200 (24.45).

In the only women’s final Thursday, Kansas’ Jessica Maroszek finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 183 feet. The top-ranked KU women have 22 points after five of 21 events.

Kansas State’s Jharyl Bowry was seventh in the men’s long jump (25-8 1/4).

In Thursday qualifying events: KU’s Paris Daniels won her 200 heat in 22.54 seconds; the KU women’s 1600 relay had the fifth-best qualifying time (3:31.96); the KU men’s 1600 relay (3:05.63) failed to advance; K-State’s Martina Tresch placed fourth in her steeplechase heat (10:06.52) and advanced to the final; Mississippi’s Isiah Young of Junction City placed second in his 200 heat (20.12) and advanced.

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