Austin, Texas – Brown University sophomore Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, NV) competed in the Decathlon at the 85th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays inside Mike A. Myers Stadium in front of 20,000-plus spectators this past weekend.
Weinstock finished in 12th place in the Decathlon after earning a personal best score of 6,832 points. His score currently leads the Ivy League, ranks fifth in the East region (all schools east of the Mississippi River), and 17th in the NCAA. He finished day one of the Decathlon in 16th place with 3,603 and used a career-best second day score of 3,229 to finish 12th.
Weinstock earned four decathlon event personal records/lifetime PR's while competing this past weekend. His 6.78m leap in the long jump was a PR while competing in a decathlon, and his javelin throw of 53.65m was a lifetime best. He also hit 3.90m in the pole vault for a lifetime best mark, and his 110 hurdle time of 15.60 seconds was a lifetime best over 42" hurdles.
"The main thing I enjoyed with Evan was that after events that didn't play out like we had hoped, like the shot put, he did a great job of moving on to the next event and leaving that disappointment behind," said jumps/multis coach Reuben Jones. "To see him set a personal best in the Decathlon in such a high quality field gives us a lot of confidence for his next Dec at the Heptagonal Championships. His second day was the best of his career and now the pole vault, previously a weakness, is really starting to come together. He has the pieces to be a national-level athlete down the road."
The Brown squad will be back in action on Friday, April 6-7 at the Stanford Invitational, and will also be competing at the UMass Lowell Invite on Saturday, April 7.