Wallace Wins NCCAA Decathlon Championship

At the NCCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Austin Wallace became OC’s third athlete to win a national title in the decathlon. 

The sophomore joined Jeff Bennett (1969 and 1970) and Gary Hill (1972), who both won NAIA championships. 

“It’s weird to hear my name next to those guys because they’re such great athletes, but it feels good,” Wallace said. “It’s pretty fun to win the decathlon, because you go through two whole days, five events a day. It feels good to be able to finish it up and do well in most events. 

Wallace also finished sixth in the javelin after placing second in the NCCAA indoor heptathlon the past two years. His father, Tony Wallace (93), was a former decathlete for the Eagles. 

Summer 2014

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