Angelo State’s Elvis Kryukov claimed the national title in the decathlon Friday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Michigan.
Kryukov, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound sophomore from Cyprus, won five of the decathlon’s 10 events and earned a personal-best 7,574 points.
Another ASU sophomore, Kyle Lumpkins from nearby Junction, took 10th place in the decathlon with 6,935 points.
ASU’s Cason Brown had a third-place finish in the discus with a throw of 182 feet, 2 inches, while Antonija Radic was seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 40-9.
For the ASU women, Maricia Spence was fourth in the heptathlon with 5,369 points. Abby Zamzow was 15th with 4,752 points.
The Rambelles’ 4×400-meter relay team of Spence, Zykia McDaniel, Shiean Walters and Genevie Rivera qualified for the finals after clocking a time of 3:46.81.
Spence was also 12th in the long jump Thursday with a mark of 19-0.5.
Other highlights from Day 1 included Canon Andrews taking 16th in the men’s hammer throw at 187-6, while Sara Ramos was 18th in the women’s hammer throw at 168-4.
Antonija Radic was 11th in the women’s long jump at 19-0.75.
In the 100-meter dash, David Morgan ran 10.67 to finish in 15th on the men’s side. Hannah Porter was 20th on the women’s side with a time of 11.91.
The third and final day of the national meet continues Saturday.