MU’s Uldal gets Olympic berth

Tuesday, August 10, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:27 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hans Uldal, a decathlete for the Missouri track and field team, will compete for Norway in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Uldal is the first Tiger decathlete to go to the Olympics since Brutus Hamilton competed in 1924.

Uldal, a sophomore, set the MU record two weeks ago at the Norwegian National Combined Event Championships with 7,733 points. Earlier in the year, Uldal took fifth in the NCAA Championships and second at the Big 12 Conference Championships.

Uldal will join former Tigers athlete Derrick Peterson at the Olympics. Peterson qualified for the games in the 800-meter run.

MU VOLLEYBALL: The Tigers are ranked No. 5 in the Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll and the Tigers’ Lindsey Hunter was named to the preseason all-conference team.

Nebraska was picked to win the conference this season. Missouri went 19-11 (12-8 in the Big 12) in 2003.

Hunter, a junior, led the conference with 12.29 assists per game mark and was an All-Big 12 First Team member last season. In 2002 Hunter was All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

The Tiger’s begin the season on Sept. 3 against Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.

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