UTSA’s Haasbroek in sixth as NCAA decathlon continues

UTSA freshman Gary Haasbroek on Thursday will enter the final five events of the decathlon in sixth place at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Haasbroek, from Melbourne, Australia, has 3,998 points, 25 points out of the No. 5 spot and just one ahead of the No. 7.

Arkansas senior Gabe Moore (4,023) placed fifth and Michigan senior Jack Lint (3,997) was seventh.

The NCAA meet is taking place at Myers Stadium in Austin. It started Wedesday and will run through Saturday.

Haasbroek’s best events on the first day came in the long jump and and in the 400 meters, as he finished third and seventh, respectively.

He ran a time of 11.09 seconds in the 100 meters, produced a long jump of 24 feet, 3 and 1/2 inches, threw the shot put 40-7 and 3/4, high jumped 6-4 and 3/4 and ran the 400 meters in 49.05.

Local athletes

Wednesday’s results

Sam Worley, UT sophomore from New Braunfels Canyon, qualified for the finals in the 1,500 meters (3:46.43, ninth place overall)

Alex Rogers, UT senior from New Braunfels Canyon, qualified for the finals in the 3,000 steeplechase (8:43.09, third overall)

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