OC freshman Wallace qualifies for NCCAA nationals in decathlon

OC freshman Austin Wallace has qualified for the NCCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon.
OC freshman Austin Wallace has qualified for the NCCAA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 12, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian’s Austin Wallace took third in the Cowley Tiger Decathlon that ended Friday at Cowley County (Kan.) Community College, qualifying him for the National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Championships in the event.

Wallace, a freshman from Edmond competing in his first career decathlon, posted a score of 6,016 points, a score that easily surpassed the NCCAA qualifying mark of 4,500 points. Wallace became one of four competitors who have qualified for the NCCAA meet in the event.

Through Friday, Wallace’s score ranked second in the NCCAA behind James Blackwell of Cedarville (Ohio), who posted a 6,446 score earlier this spring.

The decathlon consists of the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters.

Wallace tied for second in the pentathlon at the NCCAA Indoor Championships in late February.