Modin 13th in decathlon

Former MV star posts top-15 finish at NCAA championships

Published Jun 13, 2014 at 12:02AM

Mitch Modin, a 2013 graduate of Bend’s Mountain View High School and freshman at the University of Oregon, placed 13th in decathlon Thursday at the NCAA track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Maicel Uibo, from the University of Georgia, won the decathlon with 8,182 points. Oregon’s Dakotah Keys, the 2014 Pac-12 champion, was third with 8,092 points while Modin finished 13th with 7,485 points.

Modin’s score set a new personal record and was the second-best of any freshman at the NCAA championships. Penn State freshman Robert Cardina placed eighth with 7,666 points.

After two days of competition, Oregon leads the women’s team standings with 19 points — five teams are tied for second with 10 points — as do the Duck men, who have 26 points through six events. Georgia is in second in the men’s team standings with 24 points.

— From wire reports