T&F: Martin cruises to heptathlon title at Iowa State

Romain Martin won the heptathlon at Iowa State's Bill Bergan Invitational.

Jan. 25, 2013

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AMES, Iowa - UT Arlington senior Romain Martin dominated the heptathlon at Iowa State's Bill Bergan Invitational, totaling 5,756 points to finish more than 300 points better than the event's runner up.

In Friday's action, Martin won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.18 and also took the crown in the pole vault (4.80m). He closed out the event with a fifth-place showing in the 1000 meters with a clocking of 2:44.96.

In all, the native of France won four of the seven events. He won both the 60m (7.15) and shot put (14.54m) on Thursday. His 5,756 points are the second most scored by an NCAA participant this season and the score figures to be enough to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The individual events at the Bill Bergan Invitational begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with field events. Running events will take place during the afternoon.





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