PITTSBURG — The MIAA Heptathlon/Decathlon Championships are halfway complete following Sunday (May 1) action at Prentice Gudgen Track.
In the decathlon, Central Missouri's Darius Walker, Brent Vogel and Shawn Boss have the top three scores through five events. Walker has compiled 3,591 points in the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400 meters. Vogel has tallied 3,565 points and Boss and totaled 3,499 points. Emporia State's Tony Granillo is fourth with 3,434 points.
Walker got off to a quick start to the competition, posting the second-best marks in the 100m (11.17) and long jump (21-8.75). He finished no lower than fourth – in the 400m – in any day-one event.
In the heptathlon, UCM's Lindsay Lettow leads the field of 15 competitors through four events. Lettow has compiled 3,193 points in the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters. UCM's Zoe Sharplin (2990 pts) and Erin Alewine (2958 pts) are second and third, respectively, while Nebraska-Omaha's Sami Spenner is fourth (2798 pts).
Lettow finished no lower than second in any of Sunday's four events. She posted the fastest time in the 100m hurdles (13.90) and tied for first in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches.
Vogel had the nation's highest score – 7,238 points – entering the MIAA Decathlon Championships. Boss (6633 pts) and UCM's Carl McCargo (6624 pts) rank third and fourth nationally, while Granillo (6493 pts) ranks seventh nationally.
Lettow had the nation's top score – 5,610 points – entering the MIAA Heptathlon Championships. Alewine (4744 pts) also ranks sixth nationally, while Fort Hays State's Carissa Heim (4654 pts) ranks ninth nationally. Heim finished Sunday's action sixth with 2,753 points.
Day two action gets under way at 10 a.m. (CDT) at Prentice Gudgen Track. The decathlon competition features the 110 meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vaults, javelin and 1,500 meters, while the heptathlon action features the long jump, javelin and 800 meters.