Guerrant Finishes Heptathlon At NCAA Indoor Championships
MSU completes indoor season in College Station, Texas.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -
Sophomore track & field athlete Nick Guerrant finished up competition in the men’s heptathlon, scoring 5,519 points for a 13th place finish at his first NCAA Indoor Championships.
With the first four events already in the books to begin the second day of competition, Guerrant started off in 14th place. Guerrant took ninth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.31, and followed up with a 4.46m (14-7 ½) pole vault. In the last heptathlon event, Guerrant clocked a 2:49.80 1,000m time, moving up to 13th place with a total of 5,519 points.
“I thought Nick did pretty well,” Michigan State assistant coach Ceith Creekmur said. “His first time there, you never really know how a kid’s going to react, but I thought he did the best he could. He left it all out there. I’m happy for him.”
Tim Duckworth, a senior from the University of Kentucky, finished in first with 6,188 points.
During the first day of NCAA Indoor Championships, redshirt-senior Tim Ehrhardt claimed 11th place in pole vault with a 5.40m (17-8 ½) mark.
“They worked their tails off starting in the summer and all year, so I’m glad to see it pay off. It’s always nice to see hard work pay off any time that it happens,” Creekmur added. “Hopefully, with Nick, being the first time here, he sees what the other kids look like, and I think he gets confidence out of that coming back for the next one. Hopefully, we get here again, and it motivates him to keep working hard.”
The Spartans now move to the outdoor season, beginning with the Raleigh Relays on March 30-31 in Raleigh, North Carolina.