Santa Fe: Gunnar Nixon in second after Day 1...
By Robert Przybylo
Edmond Santa Fe’s Gunnar Nixon is within striking distance. Nixon is in second place after the first day of the decathlon at the 2010 Junior Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Iowa.
Nixon finished extremely strong, winning the high jump and running a respectable 50.18 in the 400. He enters Thursday in second place, trailing by only 10 points.
Nixon started the day with an 11.08 run in the 100, setting a personal record. That mark was good enough for fourth place overall.
Up next in the long jump, Nixon was able to go 21 feet 9 inches that put him in fifth place.
The shot put hurt Nixon as he only placed 11th. But that was negated by Nixon dominating the high jump.
How dominant was he? He jumped 6 feet 9 3/4 inches, a full three inches better than the nearest competitor. His 400 run put him in second for that event.
1. Neamen Wise, South Florida – 3,864 points
2. Gunnar Nixon, Santa Fe – 3,854
3. Kevin Lazas, Brentwood, Tenn. – 3,801
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