May 7, 2013

Myers Wins Decathlon at Lynchburg Multi-Event

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Looking to record a total which would qualify him for the NCAA Championships, junior Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) finished first in the decathlon at the Lynchburg Multi-Event on Monday and Tuesday. Myers tallied 6,093 points in his first time competing in the decathlon this year. The total is the 24th-best mark in Division III this season.

After day one, Myers was in second with 3,213 points. He recorded the top mark in three of the five events. He finished first in the 100m (11.61), the 400m (50.56) and the long jump at 6.19m (10'03.75"). He tied for second in the high jump at 1.79m (5'10.50"), and came in sixth in the shot put with a toss of 9.36m (30'08.50").

Myers overtook the top spot on Tuesday in the final five events. He crossed the finish line in 16.17 in the 110H. He threw 28.38m (93'01.00") in the discus and 46.04m (151'00.00") in the javelin. In the pole vault, Myers jumped 3.24m (10'07.40") and he ended the competition by running the 1,500m in 4:23.6.

The javelin throwers will compete at the Roanoke Twilight meet on Thursday, May 9.

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