Sophomore Nick Adcock
July 27, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri sophomore Nick Adcock (Kansas City, Mo. / Oak Park HS) mined his second international medal last weekend in taking second in the men's decathlon at the NACAC (North American) Under-23 Championships in Toluca, Mexico.
Adcock scored 7,364 points to take second, tying a personal best in the high jump with a leap of 6-11¾ (2.12m) in the process. Northern Iowa's Raven Cepeda took the gold at 7,504 points. Canada's Reid Gutavsen was third at 6,959.
Adcock held the lead after day one, scoring over 4,100 points. Cepeda used the eighth discipline and his best event, the pole vault, to take over, but Adcock used a 20-foot better in the javelin to close the gap. Adcock needed to beat Cepeda by six seconds in the 1500 to claim the overall crown, but struggled with the elevation of over 8,500 feet to clock 5:21.49 (his PR is 4:35.53) while Cepeda ran 5:02.34 to secure the top spot.
At the young age of 20, Adcock has already won two international medals, claiming silver last year at the Pan-Am Junior Games in Brazil.
Norway's National Championships
Fellow Tiger decathlete Lars Rise (Trondheim, Norway) competed in individual events at his nation's championships in his hometown of Trondheim. Rise, who earned All-America honors in his freshman season, captured a new personal best in the long jump, finishing second with a 23 feet, 8 inch (7.21m) leap. Rise also took fourth in the shot with a 52-5¼ (15.98m) throw.
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