Tiger Men Wrap up Day One at Bergan Combined Events

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Nic Ford

Jan. 26, 2012

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AMES, Iowa - The Mizzou track and field team wrapped up day one at the Bill Bergan Combined Events on Thursday (Jan. 26) at the Leid Recreation Center on the campus of Iowa State and sophomore Nic Ford (Centralia, Mo.) led the way as he stands in fifth-place overall in the heptathlon after day one of competition.

Ford posted a score of 2,920 points on day one, including a time of 7.08 in the 60m dash, earning him 854 points and placing him second among all heptathletes in that event. The 854 points that he earned in the 60m dash were the most that he earned in any of the four events contested on Thursday. Ford jumped 6.70m in the long jump to earn 743 points and followed that with a mark of 12.34m in the shot put to earn 627 points. He closed his day by posting a top clearance of 1.88m in the high jump, giving him 696 points.

Ford was one of three Tigers to rank among the top 10 heptathletes on Thursday as freshman Ser Whitaker (Carthage, Ill.) stands ninth overall with 2,540 points with teammate Tim Gillman (St. Louis, Mo.) ranking just behind him with 2,483 points in 10th place overall. Whitaker posted a time of 7.28 in the 60m dash to earn 785 points and then posted a long jump mark of 6.16m, good for 621 points. He rounded out his day by throwing 11.31m in the shot put (565 points) and then cleared 1.73m in the high jump (569 points) to round out his day.

Gillman, who stands in 10th after day one, ran 7.35 in the 60m dash (762 points) and then jumped 5.67m in the long jump (516 poiints) before closing his day with a shot put of 11.67m and a high jump of 1.79m, combining for 1,205 points in those two events.

Mizzou will be back in action tomorrow at the Bill Bergan Combined Events. For all the latest on Mizzou track and field, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on twitter @MIZ_TrackField.



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