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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