Deterding, Kolmer Record Runner-Up Efforts

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Adam Deterding and Sarah Kolmer both notched solid efforts en route to second-place finishes in their respective multi-events at the 88th Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kansas. Held at Rock Chalk Park, Deterding's second-place effort in the decathlon came thanks to a PR tally of 6,795 points, while Kolmer and teammate Joslyn Barnes, in their first heptathlon action of the season, placed second and fifth, respectively.

In total, Deterding nabbed seven points for the men, and Kolmer and Barnes combined for 11 points for the women in the first completed events of the quadrangular between K-State, Kansas, Purdue and Colorado State.  

Deterding Registers PR in Decathlon

Adam Deterding wasted no time building off his sixth-place finish in the Big 12 Championships decathlon last outdoor season, as the sophomore Wildcat scored a career-best 6,795 points en route to a second-place finish overall. The personal-best showing was nearly 300 points better than his previous PR tally of 6,498.

His performance was highlighted in particular by PR efforts in five individual events -- shot put, 400-meter, 110-meter hurdles, javelin and 1,500-meter. Among the top-scoring events from day one for Deterding were the long jump (2nd - 6.88m/22-07) and 400-meter (4th -- 51.29), where he recorded top-five finishes in both. He entered day two of action in second-place with 3,616 points, only 75 points behind leader, Hunter Price of Colorado State.

Day two for Deterding opened with a bang, as he clocked a personal-best 14.72 seconds to top the field of 12. Along with adding 884 points to his day one total, the time ranked as the sixth-fastest in school decathlon history. After battling through his three lowest scoring events of the afternoon -- discus, pole vault and javelin -- Deterding sat in third with 6,079 points, but only 179 points off the lead, heading into the 1500m run. Despite not gaining the lead, the Hays, Kansas, native clocked an impressive 4:33.56 to finish in second and took control of second overall in the multi standings. Well over 10 seconds faster than his previous PR of 4:47.60 in the 1500m, Deterding's time also moved him to No. 10 in the school multi top-10.  

Finishing with the aforementioned score of 6,795 points, Deterding was a close second to Colorado State's Josh Cogdill, who tallied 6,883 points -- an 88-point difference.   

Kolmer and Barnes Go 2-5 in Heptathlon

In their first multi action of the season, seniors Sarah Kolmer and Joslyn Barnes placed second and fifth, respectively. Earning first-place in the heptathlon was Kansas All-American Lindsay Vollmer, who scored 5,767 points with first-place finishes in six of the multi's seven events.

For Kolmer, she held second-place after day one of action with a tally of 2,974 points that included strong showings in the 100-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash. First in the 100H, Kolmer clocked a wind-assisted 14.86 (3.7) seconds to claim fifth, while her 200m wind-assisted time of 25.39 (3.6) was good enough for second-overall. Also of note from day one was Kolmer taking second in the shot put with a final throw of 11.87m/38-11.50 -- less than a foot behind Vollmer's winning mark of 12.08m/39-07.75.

Heading into day two of competition, Kolmer opened in the long jump with a leap of 5.47m/17-11.50. Registering the mark on her final attempt in the event, she moved from sixth to third. The mark was also her best registered in the event since she hit 5.49m/18-00.25 at the 2014 Big 12 Indoors. Following the javelin throw, where she added 466 more points to her total, Kolmer sat in third (4,131) with only the 800-meter remaining. Much like Deterding, Kolmer saved her best effort for last, clocking 2:16.42 to narrowly defeat KU's Talia Marquez (2:16.57) and secure the second-place finish with a final tally of 5,004 points.

As for her teammate, Barnes, she scored 4,815 points for the fifth-place finish. Similar to Kolmer, Barnes' highest-scoring effort came in the 800-meter, where she finished the race in 2:20.60 for third-place and 815 points. The Lawndale, California, native registered strong performances as well in the high jump (T-2nd - 1.64m/5-04.50) and 200m (5th -- 22.38w (3.6)).

What's Next?

Several Wildcat distance runners are expected to be in action later this afternoon, competing in the College Open portion of the Kansas Relays. Kicking off competition on the track for K-State will be Paige Kochuyt and Kayla Doll in the 1500m at 5:40 p.m. The Wildcats will then continue quadrangular action tomorrow with the men's and women's hammer throws, set to start at 3 p.m. with the women. That group will be headlined by All-American Sara Savatovic, whose season-best mark of 63.21m/207-04 is tops in the Big 12. More information on the Wildcats at the Kansas Relays can be found by visiting  

Kansas Relays
Rock Chalk Park
Lawrence, Kansas


2: Adam Deterding, 6,795 pts. -- Personal best
100m: 11.64 (0.5) -- 723 pts.
LJ: 6.88m/22-07w (3.4) -- 785 pts.
SP: 13.09m/42-11.50 -- 673 pts. -- Personal best
HJ: 1.86m/6-01.75 -- 679 pts.
400m: 51.29 -- 756 pts. -- Personal best
110H: 14.72 (1.1) -- 884 pts. -- Personal best -- 6th-fastest in school decathlon history
DT: 30.12m/98-10 -- 467 pts.
PV: 3.70m/12-01.50 -- 535 pts.
JT: 48.90m/160-05 -- 572 pts. -- Personal best
1500m: 4:33.56 -- 721 pts. -- Personal best & 10th-fastest in school decathlon history

2: Sarah Kolmer, 5,004 pts.
100H: 14.86w (3.7) -- 860 pts.
HJ: 1.49m/4-10.50 -- 610 pts.
SP: 11.87m/38-11.50 -- 653 pts.
200m: 25.39w (3.6) -- 851 pts.
LJ: 5.47m/17-11.50 -- 691 pts. (Wind-reading N/A)
JT: 29.44m/96-07 -- 466 pts.
800m: 2:16.42 -- 873 pts.

5: Joslyn Barnes, 4,815 pts.
100H: 16.11w (3.7) -- 701 pts.
HJ: 1.64m/5-04.50 -- 783 pts.
SP: 10.81m/35-11.50 -- 592 pts.
200m: 26.38w (3.6) -- 764 pts.
LJ: 5.17m/16-11.50 -- 606 pts. (Wind-reading N/A)
JT: 34.56m/113-05 -- 563 pts.
800m: 2:20.60 -- 815 pts.