Injury forces Trey Hardee out of heptathlon at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.†-- On pace to break his own NCAA heptathlon record, University of Texas senior Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) has been forced to withdraw from the heptathlon on the second day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships after sustaining an injury during Saturdayís first event, the 60-meter hurdles.
Hardee clocked a personal-best time of 7.76 in the 60-meter hurdles but suffered an injury upon completion of the event while landing awkwardly at the padding placed at the end of the sprint runway.† Due to student-athlete privacy issues, this is all of the information permissible to release on this injury.
Student-athletes competing on the 60-meter sprint track at the University of Arkansasí Randal Tyson Track Center decelerate after crossing the finish line by running up an incline and into a padded wall to eliminate their momentum.† Hardee landed improperly after coming in contact with the wall and sustained an injury.
Hardee entered the heptathlonís second day with 3,535 points and was on pace to break his NCAA heptathlon record of 6,208 points set at the New Mexico Multi-Events Meet in January.† His time of 7.76 in the 60-meter hurdles gave him 1,043 points, leaving his heptathlon score at 4,578 points.†
UT junior Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho) sits in second place with 4,324 points after the 60-meter hurdles and leads third-place Darion Powell of LSU by 131 points with the pole vault and 1000 meters remaining.