Foster wins RMAC decathlon title
Colorado Mesa’s D’Angelo Foster claimed the gold medal in the decathlon at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships on Monday, breaking his own school record and breaking into the top 20 point scorers among NCAA provisional qualifiers in the event.
Foster, who claimed All-American honors with his seventh-place finish in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division II indoor championship earlier this year, posted a winning score of 6,771. His best event was in the 110-meter hurdles, where he posted a time of 14.68 seconds.
It was a good day all around for Mesa’s multi-sport athletes. Spencer Jahr was second with 6,616 points, Ethen Besier finished fifth (5,864 points), and Nick Pulos was eighth (5,415 points).
On the women’s side, CMU’s Erika White finished fourth in the heptathlon with 4,206 points. Her best event was the 800 meters, where she ran a 2:34.51 for 637 points.
Trevor Jensen placed third in the discus with a mark of 158 feet, 4 inches. He won the conference title in the hammer throw the day before.
Foster, who also runs the individual 110 hurdles, qualified for today’s finals with a preliminary time of 14.5. The meet concludes today.