2014 Indoor Season
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The heptathlon competition started out with a bang. The first 3 events saw one new indoor PR in the shot put and two very good marks in the 60m and the long jump.
High jump was next and is typically one of Gunnar's best events, but not this day. He turned in a less than desirable mark at 2.02m,, well under his indoor PR of 2.15m. It was decision time, continue the heptathlon competition the next day or conserve energy and compete in a heptathlon the following weekend in Birmingham, AL. He chose the latter, although he did compete in the open 60m hurdles on day 2 and win the event with a solid time of 8.09.
Feb 7 - Feb 8, Birmingham Crossplex, Birmingham AL
Next up for Gunnar's 2014 Indoor season would be the Vulcan Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham AL. He's still on the hunt for a top 3 2014 world score in the heptathlon in order to make the US team going to the IAAF World Indoor Championship in Sopot, Poland in March.
Day One shaped up as follows:
Gunnar was on pace for a score that should put him solidly in the top 3 in the world rankings for 2014.
Day Two scores:
End result: 6039 points for the heptathlon win and the current #3 spot in the world rankings.
Feb. 17 is the deadline for the qualifying spots for Poland. For more details, read more HERE.