COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Boise State's Kurt Felix took part in his first NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday (March 11), competing in day one of the men's heptathlon. Felix entered the competition ranked 12th, but holds a second-place spot after the first of two days in the seven-event contest at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University.
Felix not only sits in second-place out of 16 competitors, but he is only 69-points behind his school record pace (3,387 after day one set on Feb. 24), racking up 3,318-points over four events on Friday. He only trails Kansas State's Mantas Silkauskas, sitting behind the Wildcat by 29-points.
Felix began his day with a career-best effort in the 60-meter dash, clocking a 7.05-second race and finishing fourth out of the 16 men. He went on to place second in the long jump with a near-best mark of 24-5.75 to total 1,778-points after two events. In his third event of the day, Felix threw 43-10.75 in the shot put, placing seventh and holding a fourth-place spot with 2,468-points after three events. Felix capped his first day of competition with a tie for third in the high jump, clearing 6-8.75.
He continues the multi-event competition on Saturday (March 12) at 11 a.m. (Mountain). Day two's events consist of the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meters.
Felix set the Boise State school record in the heptathlon on Feb. 25 when he totaled 5,691-points over the two days, a mark he will be chasing tomorrow.
For full results of the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championship Meet, go to: http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/indoor/03-11-NCAADiv1/Summary-33.htm