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Walburn headed to Texas Relays for two-day decathlon

Walburn headed to Texas Relays for two-day decathlon


PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State senior Lee Walburn will compete in his first full decathlon this Wednesday and Thursday at the Texas Relays from Mike A Myers Stadium, the host site of last year’s NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Meet Info

Dates:
Mar. 27-30 (Decathlon: Mar. 27-28)

Venue: Mike A Myers Stadium  |  Austin, Texas

Live Stream: ESPN+

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2023 Texas Relays

Walburn notched PR’s in both the 100m (11.01) and 110m hurdles (15.33) on the second day of last year’s Texas Relays men’s decathlon, closing the meet with a lifetime-best 7,323 points and fifth-place finish.  His fifth-place finish at the Texas Relays ended the season as the 47th-best mark in the nation.

The native of Whitefish, Mont., is coming off of the best indoor season of his career in which he posted a personal-best 5,690 points to place seconds at the Ken Shannon Invitational, the second-best mark in program history behind teammate Mason Mahacek’s 5,762 points at the N.M. Collegiate Classic.  The point total was good enough to land Walburn at No. 22 in the nation in the final Division I heptathlon rankings, while Mahacek finished the winter at No. 15 in the nation, earning a trip to Boston for the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Still only several weeks removed from the 2024 indoor championships, Mahacek will use another rest week this week as Walburn gets set for his first decathlon competition of the 2024 outdoor season.

Up Next:

The rest of the Cougars’ travel squad for the week gets set for the 2024 Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track & Angell Field this Friday and Saturday.  Washington State will stay in the Northwest next weekend of the Whitworth Peace Meet on Friday, April 5, at the Boppell Track at Whitworth Pine Bowl.

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