Hardee pulls out of decathlon at USA Outdoor Championships
INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Texas senior Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) pulled out of the decathlon Saturday at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after failing to register a mark in the pole vault.
Hardee, who began the day in third place, opened the second day of decathlon competition by taking second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.10 (wind: -0.9). Hardee followed with a seventh-place showing in the discus with a toss of 137-4 (41.87m).
As was the case at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier this month, Hardee was unable to register a mark in the pole vault, missing on three attempts at 15-5 (4.70m). Notably, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Bryan Clay also pulled out of the decathlon Saturday after failing on three pole vault attempts at 15-1. Tom Pappas went on to take the decathlon with 8,319 points.
On Sunday, junior Andra Manson (Brenham, Texas) will pursue his first USA outdoor title in the high jump beginning at 1:15 p.m. CDT. Junior Derek Randall (Beeville, Texas) will take part in the discus beginning at 2 p.m., while sophomore Leonel Manzano (Marble Falls, Texas) will take on a challenging field in the 1500-meter finals. ESPN2 will air highlights from Sunday's action from 4-6 p.m. CDT.