Sullivan Places 12th During Men’s Heptathlon During Indoor Nationals

Sullivan Places 12th During Men’s Heptathlon During Indoor Nationals
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

PITTSBURG, KS – The Wayne State College men’s indoor track & field team was represented during the 2018 NCAA Division II Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas over the weekend.

Junior Robert Sullivan from Bennington (Omaha Burke HS), took part in the two-day heptathlon competition among 14 individuals, where only 12 finished in all seven events.

On the opening day, Friday, Sullivan’s top finish was tying for third in the high jump at 6’ 7”. He then took seventh in the shot put (40’ 4”), 12th during the long jump (22’ 2 ½”) and 13th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.35 seconds.

From the second day on Saturday, Sullivan took a DQ in the 60-meter hurdles, placed 11th in the pole vault (12’ 5 ½”) and 12th in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:18.21.

Sullivan recorded 4,108 points to finish 12th overall in the heptathlon, 829 points back from 11th which also earned him Second Team All-American Honors. The overall winner was junior Spencer Jahr from Colorado Mesa with 5,552 points.

The 2018 outdoor track & field season for Wayne State College will get underway with the Wildcat Outdoor Classic scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 23-24 from Memorial Stadium on the LeRoy Simpson Track.