Sam Black Posts All-American Honors in Decathlon at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Sam Black claimed an all-american finish in the men's decathlon on Friday...
Sam Black claimed an all-american finish in the men's decathlon on Friday...

BRADENTON, Fla. - Saginaw Valley State University sophomore multi athlete Sam Black earned all-american honors at the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday. 

After a stellar opening day of competition, Black finished-off his performance with a sixth place showing on day two in the decathlon. He tallied 6,982 total points for the all-american showing.

Black notched 757 points in the 110 meter hurdles, posting a time of 15.79 seconds. He added 663 points with his time of 4:42.72 in the 1,500 meters. Sam added a 4.00 meter height in the pole vault, earning him another 617 points. 

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The Cardinals have three athletes slated to compete on Saturday, as Ryan Kelly takes part in the shot put at 5:05 p.m., with Taylor Stepanski following with a 1,500 meters finals race at 5:35 p.m. Tom Goforth rounds-out competition for Saginaw Valley, running in the 5,000 meters at 8:30 p.m.

 

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