COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – For the second consecutive year, C.J. Dale (Sr./Fox Island, Wash. /Charles Wright Academy) placed fourth overall at the MIAC Decathlon, securing All-Conference Honorable Mention.
The MIAC Multi-Events were originally scheduled to be contested at Carleton, but weather forced the re-location to Saint John’s. St. Thomas earned the top three finishes. Max Dunne successfully defended his decathlon crown, accumulating 6322 points this year followed by Devin Dirth (6142), Gavin Yseth (6097) and Dale (5974).
On day one, Dale set new personal bests in the shot put (11.42 meters) and 400-meter dash (51.48), ranking fourth and third respectively in this year’s field. His best finish was a second-place showing in the long jump with a season best of 6.56 meters Dale was fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.54) and seventh in the high jump (1.73 meters).
The second day of competition saw Dale post the second-fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles (16.36) and 1500-meter run (4:35.05), the latter representing a personal-best mark. He recorded a distance of 30.05 meters in the discus, ranking ninth in the field. He cleared 3.00 meters in the pole vault, and shattered his season best with a heave of 37.37 meters (122 feet, 7 inches) in the javelin, an improvement of more than 15 feet.
Carleton’s two other entrants in this year’s competition were forced to withdraw due to injury. Evan McNeil (So./Burnsville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) was fourth overall after the first four events, but a leg injury suffered during the high jump ended his competition prior to the end of day one. He had established new personal bests in the 100-meter dash (11.28), the long jump (6.35 meters), the shot put (11.14 meters), and the high jump (1.67 meters).
Colby Seyferth (So./Banks, Ore./Banks) sat in third place after the first day of competition, but an injury during day two’s opening event, the 110-meter hurdles, ended his competition. Seyferth posted the top finish in the two running events on day one, notching a personal-best time of 11.15 in the 100-meter dash and a mark of 50.07 at the 400-meter distance. He also established a PR when he cleared 1.79 meters in the high jump, second overall. Seyferth, who finished seventh in the decathlon in 2012, also posted distances of 5.68 meters in the long jump and 10.59 meters in the shot put.
The remaining portion of the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be contested on May 10-11 at the University of St. Thomas.