Leo Neugebauer wins the men's Texas Relays 2023 Decathlon gold medal

AUSTIN (March 30) — Jadin O’Brien and Leo Neugebauer claimed the women’s heptathlon and men’s decathlon titles, respectively, at the Texas Relays on Thursday, March 30. The competition took place at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Texas and will feature some of the nation’s top athletes from leading programs over four days.

O’Brien set a new personal best score of 5942 points in the heptathlon, securing the top spot and earning the number one spot nationally. Her remarkable performance included a throw of 13.77 meters in the shot put, which helped her take the lead. Read More: How to watch the Texas Relays 2023 live?

The NCAA Indoor Penthalon champion also finished in the top three in the long jump (6.06 meters), javelin throw (38.73), and 800-meter race (2:15.62). Read More: Notre Dame’s Jadin O’Brien wins NCAA Indoor Championships Pentathlon with 4512pts.

Kristine Blazevica of Texas took second place in the heptathlon with a total of 5683 points, while Sterling Lester from Florida finished third with 5658 points.

Meanwhile, Neugebauer defended his men’s decathlon crown with an impressive showing, earning a personal best, Texas school record and meet record score of 8478 points.

“I got a couple of PR which helped my to qualify for the World and Olympic standards,” Neugebauer said about his overall performance.

He dominated the first day of the competition and maintained his lead throughout Thursday to finish 659 points ahead of Peyton Bair from Mississippi State, who scored a total of 7819 points. Ben Barton from BYU rounded out the top three with 7699 points.

Alexander Jung from Kansas and Lee Walburn of Washington State completed the top five scorers in the men’s decathlon with 7577 and 7323 points, respectively.

The Texas Relays will continue on Friday and Saturday with a busy schedule as more top athletes compete.

Leo Neugebauer wins the men's Texas Relays 2023 Decathlon gold medal

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