Devin Dick in 12th After Day 1 of NCAA Heptathlon

March 14, 2014

Results (Day One)K-State AthleticsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senior Devin Dick kicked off the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships for K-State Track and Field in the heptathlon, competing in four of the multi’s seven total events. Dick finished the day 12th out of a total 16 competitors with a score of 3,123 points in one of the deepest and most experienced fields in the meet’s 50-year history. Along with Dick, there were nine other seniors competing, as well as three of the top six all-time collegiate point holders in the multi-event.

The Hutchinson, Kan., native started the day strong with a pair of runner-up performances in his respective heats. In the 60 meter dash, Dick set a personal best of 7.14 seconds in the event’s first heat, which easily bested his previous high of 7.20 seconds. He then followed up that performance with a jump of 7.14m/23-05.25 in the event’s first flight, holding down ninth-place overall heading into the shot put.

Dick continued his string of strong performances with the fourth-best mark in the throws event of 13.87m/45-06.25.  The effort improved his standing to eighth-place.

Despite staying within the top-10 for much of day one, Dick ran into a high jump that had four athletes break the heptathlon meet record of 2.11m/6-11.00, as well as himself struggling to overcome a nagging Achilles injury. Clearing a height of 1.91m/6-03.25, he would finish the day in 12th-place.

Head coach Cliff Rovelto was pleased with the senior’s overall effort, especially in the day’s first three events.

“His 60 was a personal best, the long jump was solid, basically what I thought he was ready to jump, and the shot was solid,” Rovelto said. “He’s capable of throwing 14-mid, which he did at [the K-State Open], but he was just a little bit anxious there. Then in the high jump, his Achilles has been bothering him so he can’t really jump so it is what it is.

“But the first three events I thought he was really solid.”

Dick, along with Alyx Treasure, Erica Twiss and Kyle Wait, will wrap up the championship meet tomorrow starting with the 60 meter hurdles in the men’s heptathlon at 11 a.m. Twiss will be next to compete in the pentathlon at 11:45 a.m., with Treasure and Wait rounding out the day’s action starting at 3:30 p.m., and 5.30 p.m., in the high jump and pole vault, respectively.

All of tomorrow’s action can be followed by visiting the K-State Track and Field schedule page and clicking on the live results link under the meet’s tab. A live broadcast is also being streamed by ESPN3 and up-to-the-date results of anything K-State can be found on the kstate_gameday account on Twitter.

NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, N.M.

K-State Results

Heptathlon (Day One)
12: Devin Dick, K-State, 3,123 pts
60M: 7.14 – 833 pts – Personal best & 10th-best in school heptathlon history
LJ: 7.14m/23-05.25 – 847 pts
SP: 13.87m/45-06.25 – 720 pts
HJ: 1.91m/6-03.25 – 723 pts