Fretwell, Hejde Finish in Top Five in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Junior Adam Fretwell tallied an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in the decathlon at the Nike Elite Meet in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday to finish third. For the Kansas State women, sophomore Stephanie Hejde recorded a personal best in the heptathlon to take fifth.


Fretwell, a native of Houston, Texas, had a first-day total of 3,699 points after five events on Thursday. The 2007 national qualifier had a wind-aided mark of 11.06 in the 100M and also ran a time of 51.60 in the 400M. Fretwell neared a personal best in the high jump and cleared the bar at 6-01.50. In the long jump, he finished with a leap of 23-00.75 with a 4.0 meters per second wind reading. In the shot put, Fretwell had an effort of 39-01.25.


During the Friday portion of events, Fretwell finished with a personal best in the pole vault after reaching a height of 15-01.00. He also had times of 14.81 in the 110M hurdles and 4:53.18 in the 1500M. In throwing events, Fretwell registered tosses of 115-08 in the discus and 179-07 in the javelin.


Fretwell finished with a total of 7,190 points, passing the provisional standard of 6,900. The mark sits as Fretwell’s second best and only seven points from his career mark of 7,197 from the 2007 Big 12 Championships.


Hejde took fifth for the women in the heptathlon, an improvement of one place after day one, and finished with a career best of 4,826 points. The total currently sits as the eighth best in Kansas State history and improves her previous PR of 4,088 from the 2007 Jim Click Combined Events.


The sophomore from Fort Collins, Colo., was lifted to the career performance by personal bests in four individual events. She recorded top times of 25.64 in the 200M and 2:23.70 in the 800M and added PRs in the high jump (5-01.00) and javelin. Her throw of 115-11 in the javelin notched a PR by over seven feet, as she recorded a distance of 108-07 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational last week.


Hejde also had a time of 15.93 in the 100M hurdles and a throw of 36-01.50 in the shot put on the first day. During the second day of events, Hejde opened with a jump of 17-05.50 in the long jump. She closed out with the javelin and 800M to move from sixth to fifth at the end of competition.


The remaining Wildcats will compete in individual events for the Saturday portion of the Nike Elite Meet in Sacramento, Calif. For a complete recap of K-State results, please visit