Lind Places Fourth in the Decathlon at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Eastern junior wins 1500 meters while freshmen finish 11th and 12th in heptathlon

Junior Kersee Lind finished fourth in the decathlon as the Eastern Washington University track and field team concluded the combined portion of the 2010 Big Sky Conference / Weber State Credit Union Outdoor Championships in Ogden, Utah, Wednesday and Thursday (May 12-13). The regular portion of the meet takes place Friday and Saturday (May 14-15).

Lind had a total of 6,611 points in the 10-event competition and ranks second in school history behind the point total of 6,924 set in 2000 by Eric Boyd. Lind won the 1,500 meters in the decathlon with a time of 4:32.24. He will compete Friday in the javelin, pole vault and 400-meter hurdles.

Brandon Lattin finished 11th in the decathlon with a personal-best point total of 6,069. He will compete Friday in the javelin and Saturday in the 4x100 meter relay.  

On the women’s side, Elise Jepsen finished 11th in the heptathlon and Liz Cobb was 12th. Jepsen finished with 3,976 points and her best event was the high jump where she finished sixth with a mark of 5-2 1/2. Cobb finished with 3,334 points and her best events were the 200 meters where she finished 10th with a time of 27.51 and she was also 10th in the long jump with an effort of 16-10 1/4.

The regular portion of the meet will begin Friday with field events at 10:30 a.m. and running events starting at 2:30 p.m. The meet will conclude on Saturday with field events starting at 8:30 a.m. and running events begin at 11:30 a.m.

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