Second Day Of Texas Relays Produces NCAA Provisional Mark For Otto

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AUSTIN -- Completing the decathlon on day two of the 81st Texas Relays produced a point total of 7,082 points for Aggie Trinity Otto. The score surpasses the mark of 6,900 needed to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Otto placed 10th in the event at Myers Stadium while the top collegiate score came from Florida State’s Gonzalo Barroilhet, who was runner-up with a tally of 7,828. Post-collegian Trey Hardee won the decathlon with an impressive score of 8,371 points.

In setting a personal best for the decathlon, Otto bettered his previous high point total of 6,988 from 2006.

In the heptathlon A&M’s Sarah Pierson scored 4,594 points to place 15th. She also improved upon her previous best of 4,434 from 2005.

The other final on day two involving the Aggies had the men’s 4 x 800 squad of Kevin Ondrasek, Wes Caceras, Graham Northcutt and Nick Toohey running 7:43.17 for seventh place.

Qualifying in the 400 hurdles had a pair of A&M athletes advancing to the final.

Nick Robinson was the third-best qualifier in the men’s race with a time of 51.36, following Washington State’s Jeshua Anderson (50.81) and Baylor’s Justin Boyd (51.01). Cade Liverman posted a time of 54.05 to place fourth in his heat.

Lindsey Adams was the ninth and final qualifier in the women’s 400 hurdles as she ran 1:01.41 to win her heat.

Action begins at 9:30 a.m. on the third day of the Texas Relays. Both men’s and women’s 4 x 100 relay teams will start off the day with qualifying races.