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MSU's Mohl, UM's Hall win multi-event titles at Big Sky Championships

By Kane O'Neill, KTVM Sports, koneill@ktvm.com
Published On: May 15 2014 09:10:59 PM MDT
Updated On: May 15 2014 09:36:18 PM MDT

Two Montana State Bobcats ended Wednesday's multi-event competitions in first place at the Big Sky Conference Championships in Arizona. On Thursday, only one would remain in first.

Montana State's Carley McCutchen ended day one of the women's heptathlon in first place, with Montana's Lindsey Hall sitting in 3rd.

However, Hall showed once again on Thursday why she is the top athlete in the Treasure State on Thursday. Hall won the javelin with a throw of 41.99 meters and finished 2nd in the long jump, going 5.88 meters, which put her into first place. 

Hall would win the heptathlon with 5,401 points, with McCutchen coming in a close second with 5,391. Montana State's Danielle Muri finished 4th overall with 4953 points.

Hall entered this week of competition ranked 11th in the nation for heptathlon scores after posting 5,550. This was Hall's seventh Big Sky title and fifth career multi-events title (indoor and outdoor careers combined). 

On the men's side, Montana State's Jeff Mohl was the leader of the decathlon after day one Wednesday, but there were still five events remaining Thursday afternoon.

Mohl would flip between first and second place with Portland State's Nevin Lewis Thursday, until the pole vault. Mohl easily picked up the win with a 4.09 meter vault.

Mohl then finished 3rd in the last event of the day, the 1500 meter run, with a time of 4:47.8. That finish was high enough to seal Mohl's decathlon win.

Mohl received 7,359 points in the two days, which now puts him 16th overall in Division I track and field decathlon scores.