June 6, 2012
Des Moines - Rice decathlete Clayton Chaney sits in 14th place after day one of decathlon competition at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship held Wednesday at Drake Stadium.
Chaney has scored 3,886 points after five events. Boise State's Kurt Felix, a senior, leads the field of 20 contestants with 4,187 points, while Arkansas freshman 4,177 points. Four other competitors have dropped out of competition.
"Clayton's first day at the NCAA decathlon was super," stated Rice head coach Jon Warren. "He started with a solid 100 and followed it with one of the top long jumps on the day, which was into a head-wind. He had lifetime bests in the shot put and the 400. The end result of these five events is a current standing that is nine places better than what he was seeded."
In the day's first event, the Bellville, Texas, native finished 12th overall in the 100m with a time of 11.09 in earning 841 points. He then placed ninth in the long jump (6.95m/22-9.75) to score 802 points.
Chaney was 11th in the shot put (13.18m/43-3; season-best mark) in garnering 678 points and 15th in the high jump (1.93m/6-4) good for 740 points. In Wednesday's final event, the 400m, he ran 12th with a career-fast time of 49.78 (825 points).
Says Chaney, "I feel like today went well. High jump could've went a little better, but I can't complain. I had two personal-bests and I finally broke 50 in the 400m. I'm excited for tomorrow - discus and pole vault have been going really well for me at practice, and I'm ready to run a personal best in the 1500m."
Chaney's career-high decathlon point total is 7,475 points set in winning the 2012 Conference USA gold. Thursday's final five events are the 110m hurdles, pole vault, javelin, and 1500m.
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