Track Recap: McMillin wins decathlon at conference championships
May 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Colorado State senior Josh McMillin came from behind to win the men’s decathlon at the 2013 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday, surpassing teammates Justin Green and Josh Cogdill on the second day of competition to win the event with a total of 6,873 points. Green finished second with a total of 6,772 points, while Cogdill took third with a total of 6,721 points.
Justin Green took the lead back from Josh Cogdill after the sixth event in the decathlon and first on Thursday, placing first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.91 seconds. Cogdill was close behind in second, finishing in 15.14, while Josh McMillin placed third in the event with a time of 15.60.
Cogdill took back the overall lead after throwing 127 feet, 8 inches in the discus throw, winning the event. McMillin took second in the event with a toss of 122-10 while Green was fourth with a toss of 113-5.
McMillin took advantage of the pole vault portion to leapfrog his teammates in the overall standings with a 16-0.75 mark that was good for first place in the event. Green was second in the event, posting a mark of 14-5.25, while Cogdill’s mark of 12-1.5 took fourth.
McMillin held his lead with a strong toss of 174-0 in the javelin throw. Cogdill placed second in the event, tossing 169-3, while Green’s throw of 147-0 was fourth. CSU junior Colton Grandbouche finished third in the event by tossing 160-8.
Green finished the 1,500-meter run in 5:04.66 to take the victory in that event, but it wasn’t enough to overcome McMillin for the overall win. Cogdill finished in 5:07.76 for second place in the event, while McMillin’s time of 5:14.75 was third in the event.
Colorado State freshman Jessica Green finished eighth in the women’s heptathlon, amassing a total of 4,667 points to break her personal record by over 200 points.
In the first event of the day, the long jump, Green leaped 16-8.75. She threw 98-9 in the discus throw, taking seventh place in the event. She also took seventh in the 800-meter run, finishing the race in 2:25.88 and setting a personal best by seven seconds.
San Diego State junior Allison Reaser won the heptathlon title by scoring a total of 5,612 points, becoming the first athlete in Mountain West history to win the conference championship in the heptathlon three times.
The conference championships continue Friday, beginning with the women’s 10,000-meter run at 9 a.m. MT. The field events begin at 11 a.m. with the women’s discus throw.