Texas’ Leo Neugebauer crushing Texas Relays decathlon field after 1st day

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s halfway through the decathlon at the Texas Relays and defending NCAA champion Leo Neugebauer from Texas is flexing again.

Neugebauer posted the third-best first-day score in NCAA history of 4,620 points Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium to take a commanding lead after five events. Denim Rogers, competing unattached, is in second with 3,975 points.

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Neugebauer is 29 points ahead of the NCAA record score of 8,836 he set at last year’s NCAA championships and he set an all-time collegiate best mark in the shot put with a heave of 56 feet, 7.5 inches.

He scored 919 points with a 100-meter dash time of 10.74 seconds, followed by a whopping 1,012 points in the long jump with a leap of 22-7.5. His record shot put mark earned him 929 points and he cleared 6-8.75 in the high jump for 850 points. He sped to a win in the 400 with a time of 47.99 for 910 points.

Neugebauer holds the national record for his native Germany and finished fifth in the decathlon at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

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