Ruebel, Souza, Stephanie ‘Beast’ Colby star at hep-dec nationals

Four dozen combined-eventers competed last weekend at USATF masters nationals in hep and decs at Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, including five women in the decathlon. Meet Director for Life Jeff Watry, second in the M60 dec, writes that conditions were “breezy but very good weather both days — cool at start of day — mild and sunny (not our 90-plus combined event temp from last couple years).” No records fell, but great marks were made by M40 Jeferson Souza and M60 Noel Ruebel (who scored over 800 points in his first two events). Jeferson had a huge hurdle race.” W35 Stephanie Colby opened at 10-6 in the vault (“made easily”) but tore her Achilles at 11. She did a one-legged throw in jav and hopped across start in 1500 – then went to the hospital. Jeff called it a “beastlike performance.” Men’s deca results are here. Women’s deca results are here. And heptathlon results are here.

Iced Steph gets support at javelin after Achilles injury. Facebook photo

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June 28, 2017

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