Pendergist takes 2nd in decathlon

June 05, 1994|By Special to The Sun

BOISE, Idaho -- Mount St. Mary's Rob Pendergist placed second in the decathlon last night at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Pendergist, who earned All-America honors for the second time in his career, finished with 7,837 points. Nevada-Reno's Enoch Bordzinski won with 7,870.

The Mount graduate student entered the final event, the 1,500 meters, 98 points behind Bordzinski, meaning he had to better his rival by 16 seconds to win. Pendergist led most of the race before placing second in 4 minutes, 23.34 seconds. Bordzinski was 10 seconds behind in third.

James Madison senior Matt Holthaus (Wilde Lake) was eighth ithe 1,500 final, in 3:47.15. Graham Hood of Arkansas won in 3:42.10.

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