Louis Northcott wins U20 Men’s Decathlon

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Louis Northcott won the Under 20 Junior Men’s Decathlon title at the NZ Combined Events Championships, held on 8-9 February in Christchurch.

The weather was wet and windy on day one, which made competing difficult for all; but fine and sunny on day two. His 1500m time was an 11 second PB.

His full decathlon scores were –

Day One – 100m = 11.59 (734pts); LJ = 6.23 (637); SP = 11.43 (572); HJ = 1.55 (426); 400 = 51.0 (769).

Day Two – 110HH = 17.96 (528); Dis = 43.0 (726); PV = 3.46m (472); Jav = 34.54 (364); 1500 = 4.31 (733).

Total points 5961.

Louis would like to thank Mike Ritchie for coaching his Pole Vault and the Paraparaumu Track and Field Club for their support and assistance. Next week Louis commences at Massey University in Palmerston North, where he’s won a place in the University’s Sports Academy.

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