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Shankar Finishes Third in First Career Decathlon at Big 12 Outdoors

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LUBBOCK, Texas Fifth year senior Tejaswin Shankar earned bronze in his first career decathlon at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships to highlight Kansas State’s efforts at the Fuller Track and Field on Saturday (May 14).

The Wildcats finished the day with 36 points in the men’s and are currently in fifth place. In the women’s league, K-State is in sixth place with 22 points.

“It goes without saying that Tejaswin Shankar did a great job in his first decathlon,” said Track and Field and Cross Country director Cliff Rovelto† “He had some great events and did well all the time. Emil (Uhlin) was spectacular to me. He had an accident on the fences which in itself was a great ‘rescue’. What he did in every event today after that “It was absolutely spectacular. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud of two guys and how they’ve competed over the past two days. The scoring so far has been pretty good but we were hoping we’d qualify a little better.”

Shankar finished the decathlon with 7,592 points, while freshmen Emil Uhlin was fourth with 7,587 points.

The day before the decathlon started with the 110 meter hurdles. Shankar ran a personal best of 14.66 with Uhlin in 16e with 16.86.

Uhlin made a comeback in the men’s decathlon discus after finishing in first place with a personal best of 43.22 m/141-9. Shankar had a throw of 35.35m/115-11 and finished ninth.

In the pole vault section, both Shankar and Uhlin reached their personal bests. Uhlin had a height of 4.81m/16-1.25 (second) and Shankar reached 3.81m/12-6 (15 .)e

Uhlin also took first in the javelin throw with a 57.89m/189-11 throw. 10 . claime was Shankar with a figure of 44.95m/147-5.

The end of the heptathlon was the 1,500 meter run. Uhlin clocked in at 4:31.75 and finished in first place with Shankar just behind him in second at 4:36.12.

Junior Bacianskaite year finished fifth overall in the women’s heptathlon with a personal best score of 5,664 points, the sixth best score in the program’s history. freshman Madelyn McCabe ended in 11e with 3,123 points.

Bacianskaite had a personal best in the long jump (sixth, 5.94m/19-6) and in the 800m run (eighth, 2:27.47). The Lithuanian was sixth in the javelin throw with a swell of 39.62 m/130-0.

Clocks at 45:40, the third best time in program history, sophomore Kyle Gale advanced to the men’s 400m final after finishing in second place. freshman Antonio Hanson ran a time of 46.30 and finished the event in 10e

In the preliminary round of the 1,500 meters ladies juniors Kassidy Johnson qualified for the final after finishing fourth with a time of 4:22.23.

In her first Big 12 Outdoor Championship, senior Tommi Hintnaus set a new personal best height in the pole vault of 4.25m/13-11.25, finishing in fourth place.

A new personal best time of 52.17 and advancing to the women’s 400m finals after finishing sixth is junior Shalysa Wray

With a height of 6.42 m/21-0.75, a new personal best, freshman Velecia Williams in the women’s long jump to sixth place. Fifth year senior Wurrie Njadoe ended at 10e with a mark of 6.15m/20-2.25. Njadoe also took part in the 200-meter women’s run where she finished ninth with a time of 23.31.

Junior Hadley Plechter qualified for the final in the men’s 1,500 meters and finished seventh in the general classification. Senior Stephen Kielhofner came in 10e with a personal best of 3:50.06.

Appearing on stage was freshman Kamyren Garrett after finishing fifth in the men’s high jump with a height of 2.15m/7-0.50. Also getting on the podium was junior Devon Richardson after finishing in eighth place with a height of 2.11m/6-11.

One spot away from advancing to the women’s 800m final was senior Alex Ferguson in ninth place with a time of 2:08.33. Senior Macy Heinz ended in 10e with a time of 2:08.50, just 0.17 seconds behind Ferguson.

Also ninth in the preliminary round 800 meters men’s seniors Travis Hodge ran a personal best of 1:49.32, but came one place short to reach the final.

freshman Thomas Hazen finished the second day of competition with the 3,000 meters steeplechase and finished ninth with a time of 9:33.94.

The last day of the 2022 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at 7 a.m. CT with the women’s 5,000-foot run. Field events begin at 3 p.m. CT with the women’s discus final.

Big 12 Outdoor Athletics Championships
Fuller track and field
Lubbock, Texas

Men’s decathlon final

3. Tejaswin Shankar7,592
4Emil Uhlin7,587

Men’s decathlon 110 meters hurdles

5. Tejaswin Shankar14.66 (PR)
16. Emil Uhlin16.86

Men’s decathlon discus throw

1. Emil Uhlin43.22m/141-9 (PR)
9. Tejaswin Shankar35.35m/115-11

Men’s Decathlon Pole Vault

2. Emil Uhlin4.91m/16-1.25 (PR)
15. Tejaswin Shankar3.81m/12-6 (PR)

Men’s Decathlon Javelin Throw

1. Emil Uhlin57.89m/189-11
10. Tejaswin Shankar44.95m/147-5

Men’s decathlon 1500 meters

1. Emil Uhlin4:31.75
2. Tejaswin Shankar4:36.12

Heptathlon women’s final

5. Bacianskaite year5,664 (PR)
11. Madelyn McCabe3,123

Women’s heptathlon long jump

6. Bacianskaite year5.94m/19-6 (PR)
Madelyn McCabeNM

Heptathlon women’s javelin throw

6. Bacianskaite year39.62m/130-0
11. Madelyn McCabe9.57/31-5

Women’s heptathlon 800 meters

8. Bacianskaite year2:27.47 (PR)
Madelyn McCabeDNF

Women’s Shot Put

12. Jasmine Greer14.75m/48-4.75
15. Jaycee Schroeder14.37m/47-1.75
17. Grace Thompson14.08m/46-2.50

Shot put men

13. Darius O’Connell16.36m/53-8.25

Men’s high jump

5. Kamyren Garrett2.15m/7-0.50
8. Devon Richardson2.11m/6-11
11. Kyle Alcine2.01m/6-7

Women’s Pole Vault

4. Tommi Hintnaus4.25m/13-11.25 (PR)
18. Reagan Hukill3.60m/11-9.75

Long jump ladies

6. Velecia Williams6.42 m/21-0.75 (PR)
10. Wurrie Njadoe6.15m/20-2.25

Preliminary round 1,500 meters ladies

4. Kassidy Johnson4:22.23
16. Sydney Burton4:39.39

Preliminary round 1,500 meters men

7. Hadley Plechter3:45.24
10. Stephen Kielhofner3:50.06 (PR)
11. Jack Vincent3:56.54

Preliminary round 100 meters hurdles ladies

11. Victoria Sena Batista Alves13.89

Preliminary round 110 meters hurdles men

10. Donovan Turner14.38

Preliminary round 400 meters ladies

6. Shalysa Wray52.17 (PR)

Preliminary round 400 meters men

2. Kyle Gale45.40 (PR)
10. Antonio Hanson46.30

Preliminary round 100 meters men

18. Darian Clarke10.54 (PR)

Preliminary round 800 meters ladies

9. Alex Ferguson2:08.33
10. Macy Heinz2:08.50

Preliminary round 800 meters men

9. Travis Hodge1:49.32 (PR)
13. Will Carroll1:51.68

Preliminary round 400 meters hurdles men

11. Tim Lambert Jr.53.60

Preliminary round 200 meters ladies

9. Wurrie Njadoe23.31

3,000 meters high spire men

9. Thomas Hazen9:33.94

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