GOODWIN AND SCHUR EACH FINISH THIRD AT THE BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIPS
OGDEN, Utah — Naima Goodwin and Sam Schur each moved up a spot, finishing third on the final day of the Big Sky multi events. The pair each scored six points for their respective teams.
Goodwin shattered her personal best in the heptathlon, finishing with 5,019 points. The junior became just the third female in school history to surpass the 5,000-point plateau and only the second since 1986.
On Thursday, Goodwin opened with a long jump of 18-07.25 which was the second best in the field. She then threw the javelin 108-01.75 to rank fifth among the 13 participants. Goodwin rounded out her day by running the 800 in 2:29.83.
Idaho State's Cassie Merkley won the heptathlon with 5,351 points. Montana freshman Lindsey Hall scored 5,255 points to place second.
In the decathlon, Schur came within tenths of a second from finishing second. The sophomore ran 4:42.11 in his 10th event — the 1,500 — to edge Portland State's Vince Kinney (4:42.43). However, Schur finished one point behind Kinney in the overall standings, 6,848-6,847.
Schur made his biggest jump of the day in the 110-hurdles. The Santa Maria, Calif., native ran 14.86 seconds to record the fastest time in the meet and move him to third place overall. He remained in third following a discus throw of 123-00.75 but jumped to second after clearing 13-07.50 in the pole vault. Schur dropped back to third after throwing the javelin 160-03.50.
Portland State had the top two finishers in the decathlon. Nick Trubachik, who was the favorite going in, scored 7,390 to finish first.
Baiba Celma, who competed in the opening day of the heptathlon, did not finish.
The main portion of the meet begins on Friday and concludes on Saturday. A link to live results can be found at the top of the page.