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Boockmeier In Third Place After First Day of NCAA Heptathlon

From Sports Information Director, March 11, 2016 | Men's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GRINNELL, Iowa - St. Norbert College senior Brad Boockmeier sits in third place after the first day of heptathlon competition at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship at Grinnell College's Bear Athletic Center.

Boockmeier registered 2,782 points during the first four events of the seven-event heptathlon. UW-Stout's Ethen Schoen is in first place with 2,892 points while Cortland State's Jack Flood is second with 2,804 points. Boockmeier is just ahead of the College of St. Scholastica's Kevin Wagner, who is in fourth place with 2,776 points.

Boockmeier opened the competition with a time of 7.36 seconds in the 60-meter dash, good for 759 points. He then followed with a long jump of 20 feet 2 1/2 inches, which registered 621 points.

In the shot put, Boockmeier had an event-best 741 points with a toss of 46-7 1/2. Boockmeier closed out his day with a height of 6-0 1/2 in the high jump, good for 661 points.

The final three events of the heptathlon begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with the 60-meter hurdles, followed by the pole vault and 1,000-meter run.

Boockmeier is the first St. Norbert athlete to qualify for the NCAA heptathlon.