UCM's Lettow, Vogel Claim MIAA Hep./Dec. Championships - KOAM TV 7

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UCM's Lettow, Vogel Claim MIAA Hep./Dec. Championships


PITTSBURG — Central Missouri juniors Lindsay Lettow and Brent Vogel captured the 2011 MIAA Heptathlon and Decathlon Championships Monday (May 2) at Prentice Gudgen Track.

Lettow dominated the women's heptathlon competition with 5,225 points. She bested the second-place competitor, teammate Erin Alewine, by 328 points. Alewine, who compiled 4,897 points to finish ahead of Nebraska-Omaha's Sami Spenner (4850 pts), UCM's Angela Selby (4823 pts), UCM's Zoe Sharplin (4788 pts) and Fort Hays State's Carissa Heim (4670 pts) to round out the top six positions in the 14-woman field.

Lettow finished first or second in each of the first six events before turning in the sixth-fastest time in the 800 meters to wrap up the meet. Lettow already leads NCAA Division II in the heptathlon with a 5,610 point effort she posted earlier this season.

Alewine vaulted into fifth place nationally with her 4,897-point showing, while Spenner and Selby debuted in the top 10 nationally with their performances.

In the decathlon, Central Missouri's Brent Vogel, Darius Walker and Carl McCargo went 1-2-3 to sweep All-MIAA honors. Vogel finished the 10-event competition with 6,913 points, while Walker posted 6,636 points and McCargo finished with 6,594 points.

Emporia State's Tony Granillo was fourth with 6,529 points, followed by UCM's Shawn Boss (6443 pts) and Seth Staashelm (6415 pts) in fifth and sixth place, respectively.

Vogel took control of the competition by claiming individual events wins in the 110 meter hurdles (14.96), discus (120-5) and pole vault (13-5.25) to start Monday's second-day action. He finished second in the final event, the 1,500 meters in 4:37.21.

Vogel already has the nation's top score in the decathlon with 7,238 points. Walker shot to third nationally with his 6,636-point performance.

The 2011 MIAA Outdoor Championships continue Saturday and Sunday (May 7-8) at Emporia, Kan., on the Emporia State University campus.

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