Boise State's Felix Halfway To Decathlon Win

Boise State's Kurt Felix stormed to the front in the men's decathlon today at the WAC Track and Field Championships in Ruston, Louisiana. Felix will try to put away the competition tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m.

Boise State 's Kurt Felix had a tremendous day in running up a hefty lead in the decathlon at the Western Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships in Ruston , Louisiana .

The Bronco star has 4,004 points after the first day of competition, 113 points ahead of his top 2010 decathlon of 7,220 points and nearly 400 points ahead of second-place Phillip Noble of Utah State .  Felix won three events and set two personal bests in the effort. 

"Overall I felt like it was a good day," said Felix. "I didn't do as well as I would have liked in the long jump and the shot put, but I did come back and run a PR in the 400."

The heat and humidity didn't bother Felix, a Grenada native. 

Felix was third in the 100-meters with a personal best of 11.03.  His win in the long jump put him in the lead with an outdoor best of 23-feet 5.25 inches.  Felix was second in the shot put (38-1.50) and then came back to win the high jump (6-10.75) and the 400-meters with another personal best of 49.80. 

Fresno State 's Matt Bushnell is in third with 3,493 points followed by teammate David Deal (3,437), Ryan Bowen of Idaho (3,364) and Jon Goble of Utah State (3,325).

Tomorrow's events include the 110-meter hurdles, the discus, pole vault, javelin and the grueling 1,500 meters to close the competition. 

 "I just need to do the same thing that I did today and that's work hard," said Felix.

Tomorrow's events begin at 1 p.m. in Ruston .   


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