Junior takes advantage of lone opportunity to meet qualifying standard, scoring 6,668 points at Spokane Multi
Kersee Lind from the Eastern Washington University track and field team qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships in the decathlon Tuesday and Wednesday (April 12-13) at the Spokane Multi. The meet was the juniors only opportunity to qualify in the event before the championships in May.
Lind, a Hermiston, Ore., native, scored 6,668 points in the two-day competition to rank second in school history and second in the league standings. He is now within just 300 points of the school record, which was set by Eric Boyd in 2000. Lind had personal records in the high jump (6-6) and the 110-meter hurdles (15.57), assisting him to a 57-point personal record, overall.
Lind broke the school record in the indoor heptathlon in 2009 when he scored 5,033 points, surpassing Matt Ludwigson's record of 4,951, which was set in 2007.
Lind qualified earlier this season in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.27 to place him second in the Dusty Lane Open March 19.