ABERDEEN, SD – A pair of Wayne State College men’s track & field athletes took part in the two-day NSIC Multis in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
After the sitting in the top two spots on the opening day Sunday, senior Derek Lahm broke his old school record and was crowned champion of the 10-event decathlon Monday with 6,951 points from Swisher Field. Winner of the Indoor Multis, junior Robert Sullivan fell from the lead after the opening day to finish third place by scoring 6,671 points.
On the opening day, Lahm was in second with 3,782 points. Lahm has won the long jump (7.41m), finished second in the 100-meter dash (10.74), third in the 400-meter dash (51.69), fourth in the shot put (36’ 4 ¼”) and tied for 11th in the high jump (6’ ½”).
On Monday, Lahm took sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.99), eighth in the discus (105’), tied for sixth in the pole vault (12’ 9 21/2”), second in the javelin (186’ 6”) and seventh in the 1500-meter run (4:44.84).
His point total is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark that currently ranks ninth in NCAA Division II.
In the opening five events, junior Robert Sullivan of WSC led 16 decathlon competitors with 3,792. Sullivan won the shot put (42’ 2 ¼”), took second in the long jump (7.34m), finished third in the 100-meter dash (11.04), fifth in the high jump (6’ 4”) and 10th in the 400-meter dash (53.87).
On Monday, Sullivan won the 110-meter hurdles (14.95), 13th in the discus (90’ 8”), third in the pole vault (13’ 9 ¼”), ninth in the javelin (142’ 1”) and 14th in the 1500-meter run (5:21.49).
His point total is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark that ranks 16th in the nation.
The NSIC Outdoor Championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 11-12 from Paul Giel Field in Winona, Minnesota hosted by Winona State University.