An Oregon Tech star, Eli Stevens won silver in the Cascade Conference Multi-Event Championships after setting new personal bests in all five events on Day 2 of the decathlon.
With his total 10-event tally of 6,139 points, Stevens moved from fourth to second place, largely thanks to his four-second victory in the 1,500-meter race. The score is the No. 8 best of the season in the NAIA and is 841 points better than his decathlon debut at the Pacific Multis.
Eli had “an outstanding performance today(April 22),” OIT head coach Mike Anderson said. I am happy with his performance since he set personal records in many categories.
Early in the day, Stevens improved his best times in the discus (33.66 meters / 110 feet, 5 inches) and the 110-meter hurdles (17.32). With an excellent pole vault, he closed the distance on the leaders and eventually won the competition by clearing a new personal best of 4.40 meters (14 feet, 5.25 inches).
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After dominating the 1,500-meter run (4:48.53), Stevens threw the javelin 43.18 meters (141 feet, 8 inches), 13 feet farther than his previous personal record.
Lewis-Clark State’s Christian Bothwell pulled off a late assault to win with 6,271 points, while Day 1 leader Jacob Krabbenholt finished in third place with 6,111. The rest of the OIT squad will compete in the Raider Invitational on April 22 and 23.
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