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T&F: Martin first after day one at Bill Bergan

Romain Martin leads the heptathlon after day one of the Bill Bergan Invitational.

 
Romain Martin leads the heptathlon after day one of the Bill Bergan Invitational.
 

Jan. 24, 2013

AMES, Iowa - UT Arlington's Romain Martin holds the lead in the heptathlon after the first day of competition at the Bill Bergan Invitational Multi-Event. Martin has 3,151 points to open up an 80-point lead on his closest competitor.

The senior placed first in two of the four events on Thursday. Martin posted the best 60-meter dash time (7.15) and also won the shot put (14.54m). He was the runner up in the long jump with a mark of 6.76 meters and tied for fourth in the high jump at 2 meters.

Kansas State's Devin Dick (3,071) and Tomas Kirielius (2,966) and Iowa State's Ethan Wilkins (2,965) are in pursuit of Martin.

The competition will conclude Friday with the final three events--60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m. The 60m hurdles kicks off day two at 2 p.m. (CT).

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