Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State’s Hunter Veith in 6th place in NCAA decathlon

The NCAA Championships are held this week at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The NCAA Championships are held this week at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Wichita State’s Hunter Veith is sixth with 4,242 points after the first day of the decathlon at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore.

Veith, a junior from Cheney, started the day with a personal-record time of 10.66 seconds in the 100-meter dash. He finished second in the long jump with a distance of 25 feet, 3 1/2 inches, one inch behind Georgia’s Devon Williams.

He finished 21st in the 24-man field with a throw of 41-8 3/4 in the shot put. He jumped 6-7 in the high jump to finish sixth.

Veith ended the day finishing ninth in the 400 meters with a time of 49.16 seconds.

Minnesota’s Luca Wieland leads the standings with 4,440 points, followed by Williams (4,354) and defending champion Lindon Victor of Texas A&M with 4,349.

Michigan’s Steven Bastien is fourth with 4,287 points and Georgia’s Karl Saluri is fifth with 4,247 points.

The decathlon resumes at 12:30 p.m. Thursday with the 110-meter hurdles.

ESPN3.com and ESPN2 will show events on Thursday.

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