Felix Named All-America Second Team Honoree in Heptathlon

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Boise State's Kurt Felix wrapped up his first trip to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships placing 11th in the men's heptathlon on Saturday (March 12) at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. Felix earned All-America Second Team honors after he scored 5,680-points, just 11-points shy of his school record.

After posting 3,387-points in his first day of competition on Friday (March 11), Felix was 69-points off of his school record pace (set Feb. 25). On Saturday, Felix put together a solid second day of the seven-event competition, making up points to come near his school record of 5,691-points.

He started his day off with the 60-meter hurdles, struggling a little with a 14th-place finish in the event. Felix ran a time of 8.55-seconds, nearly .20 off of his personal-best time to earn 848-points in the event.

Moving to the pole vault, Felix made up for an uncharacteristic hurdle race, tying his career-best of 13-9.25 to place 15th and earning 673-points.

In his final event of the day, Felix gave all he had, running a new personal-best by nearly six-seconds in the 1,000-meters. Felix placed ninth in the event with a new career-best of 2:42.91, earning 841-points.

Miller Moss of Clemson won the overall heptathlon competition with 5,986-points. Missouri's Lars Rice scored 5,902-points to place second, while Romain Martin of Texas-Arlington rounded out the top-three on the podium with 5,897-points.

The United State Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) determined a new format of awarding All-America honors for the 2011 season. Now any athlete scoring a team point (typically earning a first through eighth-place finish) is named to the All-America First Team, while those finishing between ninth and 16th-place earn All-America Second Team honors.

For full meet results, go to: http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/indoor/03-11-NCAADiv1/Day2.htm

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