Cleve Finishes 27th at World Championships

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State decathlete Moritz Cleve gained valuable experience competing on a world stage this week at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin and finishing 27th in the decathlon. Cleve received an invitation from the German Federation to represent his homeland after a strong sophomore season for the Wildcats and was one of eight current Big 12 Conference student-athletes to compete at the World Championships.

Cleve tallied 7,777 points to finish 27th over the two days of action and posted strong performances in a number of disciplines. He leaped 23-10.25 in the long jump just short of his personal best in the event, and he had his second-best throw in the shot put at 46-04.00. Cleve finished two places and 95 points ahead of North Carolina's Mateo Sossah, who competed for his native France and finished ahead of Cleve at the NCAA Championships in second place in June.

Cleve will return to Manhattan this weekend to begin his junior year at K-State and preparing for the indoor track and field season to defend his Big 12 indoor heptathlon title.

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