Universities from across the central United States gathered for the 89th Kansas Relays on Wednesday. The men’s decathlon kicked off day one at Rock Chalk Park
Kansas 6-foot junior Dylan Poirier found himself in fifth-place after the first five events. In the 100 dash, the Kansas-native timed in at 11.10. In the long jump, Poirier traveled 6.67 meters.
The Iowa Western junior college transfer helped tally a higher score raising his personal record in the shot put to 11.22 meters. Poirier’s other events resulted in 1.74 meters for the high jump and a time of 51.85 in the 400 meter dash.
The event specialist ends the first day with 3,573 points, trailing the 2015 Kansas Relays decathlon champ Josh Cogdill of Colorado State by 132 points. Nebraska currently holds the top three spots in the men’s competition. Events will continue Thursday in Lawrence.