June 7, 2012
Des Moines - Rice Owl track and field student-athlete Clayton Chaney earned second-team All-America honors in the decathlon at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship held at Drake Stadium on Thursday.
Chaney totaled 7,446 points, his second-highest decathlon point total, to finish in 16th place. The junior from Bellville, Texas, has a career-best of 7,475 points set in winning the 2012 Conference USA Outdoor title.
"All-American is an outstanding achievement and for Clayton to move up to second-team status he had to dig himself out of a small hole with a great javelin followed by a five second 1500 best," stated Rice head coach Jon Warren. "I am so proud of how he had two solid days and moved up seven places from his seed. This is one of the toughest events in all of sport and Clayton was pretty darn good these last two days."
Boise State's Kurt Felix won the competition with 8,062 points, while UT-Arlington's Romain Martin was second with 7,956 points. Arkansas' Kevin Lazas captured bronze with 7,955 points, just three points ahead of Gonzalo Barroilhet (Florida).
In the first event for day two of competition, the 110m hurdles, Chaney ranked fourth overall with a time of 14.47 to score 915 points. He then finished 14th in the discus with a distance of 38.07m/124-11 (625 points) that moved him into 12th place with 5,426 points.
Chaney cleared 4.10m/13-5.25 in the pole vault to score 645 points, but dropped to 15th overall (6,071 points) heading into the javelin and 1500m events. He fared well in the javelin with a sixth-place mark of 57.12m/187-5 (695 points) and ran 14th in 400m with a season-fast time of 4:40.00 to score 680 points.
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