Morley 2nd in decathlon
Colorado Mesa freshman Cameron Morley came within four points of winning the men’s decathlon Monday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference track and field championships in Golden.
Only Chadron State sophomore Hunter Dittbenner surpassed Morley’s total of 5,907 points. Meanwhile, CMU junior Randy Brown, the top seed coming into the meet, was fourth with 5,846 points.
Brown’s score was hurt by his performance in the long jump. He fouled on all three of his attempts and did not pick up any points in the event, while everyone else scored at least 510 points in the event.
The Colorado Mesa women’s team got its four team points through Monday when sophomore Chelsea Lyons finished fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 50.46 seconds.
Colorado Mesa senior Brandon Bingaman shot a one-over-par 73 Monday during the first round of the three-day NCAA Division II South Central/West Region men’s golf tournament.
Bingaman, who made the tourney field as an individual, sits in a nine-way tie for 32nd place, seven strokes behind Day 1 leader Kyle Beard of Dallas Baptist.
Beard fired a 66 on The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., and three golfers are a stroke behind in second place, including Brandon Hortt from team leader California State-Monterey Bay, which at 279 strokes holds a four-stroke lead over tournament host Western Washington. Abilene Christian is third at 287.
The lone Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference golfer in the field moved from a three-way tie for first place to sitting alone at the top with a seven-stroke lead on Day 2 of the Division II Super Region 4 women’s golf tournament at Tiara Rado Golf Course.
Colorado State Pueblo’s Hee-Leina Kim followed her first-round 74 Sunday with another 74 Monday, giving her 148 strokes, followed by six golfers tied for second at 155.
St. Edward’s University of Texas remained in first place in the team standings, extending its lead by another two strokes over second-place Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University to eight strokes. St. Edward’s enters today’s final round with 629 strokes.