Tarleton State's Peyton Best and Shelby Terry hit NCAA provisional marks in the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon, respectively, in the ASU Spring Break Multi-Event meet in San Angelo Thursday and Friday.
After running five events of the decathlon, Best has amassed 3,412 points Thursday. The sophomore ran the 100m in 11.26 seconds, jumped 6.51 meters (20 feet, 1.5 inches) in the long jump, launched the shot put 11.61m (38-1.25), leaped 1.82m (5-11.5) in the high jump and ran a 51.07 in the 400m to earn his position heading into Friday's final competition.
Friday, the sophomore polished off the meet with a run of 16.65 in the 110m hurdles, a toss of 36.41m (119-5) in the discus, a pole vault of 3.14m (10-3.5), a javelin throw of 47.55m (156-0) and a time of 4:46.61 in the 1500m.
He amassed a total of 6,247 to finish in ninth place overall and secure the NCAA mark.
Terry, meanwhile, ran the 100m hurdles in 14.76, leaped to a height of 1.54m (5-0.5) in the high jump, launched the shot put 9.43m (30-11.25) and ran the 200m in 26.68 to earn her points Thursday.
The senior finished the long jump in 5.14m (16-10.5), threw the javelin 28.14m (92-4) and ran the 800m in 2:33.08, all on Friday, to claim a seventh-place finish with 4,465 points and secure the NCAA mark.
Amanda Smith was 12th overall. After starting Friday in 15th, she leaped 4.34m (14-3) in the long jump, tossed the javelin 27.83m (91-3) and ran the 800m in 2:29.63.
Note: The rest of Tarleton's outdoor track and field teams competed at McMurry University in Abilene over the weekend. Coverage is online at yourstephenvilletx.com.