Santa Fe's Gunnar Nixon wins second Arcadia decathlon
It’s almost as if Edmond Santa Fe’s Gunnar Nixon was trying to challenge himself. Like he was saying what can I do to make the Arcadia Invitational even more difficult than what it already is?
He found a way and still came back and won. Despite fouling in all three attempts in the shot put, Nixon won his second consecutive decathlon title at the event Friday night.
Nixon finished with 7,036 points, more than 100 points better than the rest of the field.
“I just had to put that (shot put) out of my head and move on,” Nixon said. “I’ve never fouled three times in a row like that ever.”
Nixon set personal records in the 100-meter dash, 400 run and long jump but found himself in fourth place after day one because of the shot put result.
Day two Nixon was able to get himself back on track. In the pole vault, Nixon had to use smaller poles than what he is used to because his poles didn’t come in, but he was still able to put up a respectable number and cruise to the high school title.
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