BOISE STATE?S ERIC DEMERS IN THIRD PLACE AFTER DAY ONE OF THE DECATHLON AT WAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

            FRESNO, Calif. Boise State University’s Eric Demers scored 3,322 points in the decathlon and is in third place following five events during the first day of competition at the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships.

            Demers trails Utah State University’s John Strang who is the first day leader with 3,730 points, while Evan Young of Fresno State is in second with 3,468 points.

            Demer’s best finishes on Wednesday (May 9) came in the long jump and decathlon where he placed second.  His long jump of 21-9.50 (6.64m) was good for 729 points, while he went 6-2.25 (1.89m) to score 705 points in the high jump.

            Heigo Nurmsalu was also competing for Boise State in the decathlon and had scored 2,063 points in three events before not clearing a height in the high jump.  Missing all three of his attempts at 6-0.00 (1.83m) knocked Hurmsalu out of the competition.

            The second day of the decathlon begins on Thursday (May 10) at 1:00 p.m.  The rest of the events begin on Friday (May 11) on the Fresno State campus.


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