MU’s Uldal eyeing personal record

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:23 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Norwegian decathlete Hans Uldal, a sophomore member of the Missouri track team, is in 30th place out of 39 athletes competing in the decathlon at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Uldal, who hails from Arendal, Norway, had 3,762 points after the first five events Monday and is on pace to set a school record, less than 100 points away from his personal best.

Uldal is the only American collegian in the competition.

Uldal’s highest-scoring event on the first day was the long jump. He went 22 feet, 11 1/4 inches (16 inches less than his personal best) to earn 811 points.

Uldal’s time of 11.23 seconds in the 100-meter dash earned him 810 points, the only other event of the day where he earned at least 800 points.

Karpov Dmitriy of Kazakhstanleads after five events with 4,689 points. The decathlon resumes at 1 a.m. CDT, today with the 110-meterhurdles.

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