Missouri’s Uldal finishes fifth in NCAA decathlon

Sunday, June 13, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:44 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 12, 2008

Missouri decathlete Hans Uldal’s finish did not represent his second day as a whole, but he managed to land a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

Uldal fell twice as his legs buckled on the homestretch during the final event, the 1,500 meters, but he dragged himself across the finish line. He finished with 7,661 points and led four Tiger All-Americans.

Uldal, a sophomore, entered the day in 16th place, and earned 3,835 points in the final five events, good for second-best of the day. Uldal boosted his total with a second-place finish in discus throw and fourth place in the javelin throw.

Also Saturday, Conrad Woolsey took seventh place in the men’s shot put at 62 feet, 7 ¾ inches.

MU’s men’s team was 40th with six points, and the women’s team tied for 76th with one point.

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