Townsend and Verdieck Wrap Up Decathlon
Danny Verdieck took second in the 110m hurdles

May 15, 2014

Day Two Results

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Roderick Townsend and Danny Verdieck finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the decathlon at the MW Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Wyoming’s Kyle Sullivan won the title with a point total of 6,776.

The competitors began the day with the 110m hurdles where Verdieck recorded his top finish of the day in crossing the line in second place (15.18). Townsend finished in fourth with a 15.59.

Townsend, a senior from Stockton, Calif., took his first and only overall lead of the day when he finished second in the discus 126-4 (38.52m). Verdieck took seventh with a throw of 87-9 (26.75m).

Townsend lost the lead when he took fourth in the pole vault after he cleared 12-5.50 (3.80m). Verdieck was close behind in sixth with a 12-1.50 (3.70m).

Verdieck finished out the last two events by placing sixth in the javelin (120-5 / 36.71m) and fifth in the 1,500m (6:22.53). Townsend took eighth in the javelin (106-8 / 32.52m) and sixth in the 1,500m (6:30.02).

Townsend finished with 6,153 points while Verdieck ended the day with 5,379. No competitor came close to challenging the MW all-time record that former Bronco, Kurt Felix, set during the 2012 season at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa (8,062).

Boise State will begin the bulk of competition tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. (MT) with the women’s hammer throw. The first track event of the day will be the women’s steeplechase at 1 p.m. (MT).

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