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Devin Dick Captures Big 12 Honor


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Feb. 5, 2014

Big 12 ReleaseK-State AthleticsMANHATTAN, Kan. – Senior Devin Dick was named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for his stellar performance this past weekend in the heptathlon at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa. The win marked his first career win in the heptathlon, as well as the first by a K-State athlete since the 2009 indoor season when Moritz Cleve won the Big 12 title

Dick becomes the first track and field athlete to win the accolade this indoor season and the first Wildcat on the team since Laura Galvan, who won Big 12 Runner of the Week this past September, to earn Big 12 weekly honors. The Hutchinson, Kan., native’s performance in Ames was an impressive one, as Dick won three of the four first-day events, four of the seven events overall and finished top three in all seven.

The Outdoor All-American in the event last year was buoyed by strong performances in the shot put (13.72m/45-00.25), long jump (7.01m/23-00.00) and high jump (1.98m/6-06.00) with the latter two being season bests. Dick’s 5,505 points scored is the top mark in the Big 12 and 10th-best in Division I. His total score nearly eclipsed his career best total of 5,603 points set at last year’s Big 12 Championship as well.

Dick and the rest of the Wildcats will look to continue a strong start to the season, as one group heads to Lincoln, Neb., for the Sevigne Husker Invitational and the other to Albuquerque, N.M., for the New Mexico Classic. Both meets are scheduled to run from Feb. 7-8. For more information, visit www.k-statesports.com.