May 10, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Freshmen Daina Levy and Parker Shearer contributed the first points of the meet for Auburn on Friday in the hammer throw and decathlon at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Walton Stadium.
Junior Samuel Mueller added four points in the final men’s event of the night, the 10,000 meters, with a fifth-place finish. He recorded a time of 30:09.72 and improved from an 11th-place performance at the 2012 championships. Teammate Griffin Jaworski finished 10th in 30:37.20.
Levy finished third overall for six points in the women’s hammer throw with a top measurement of 195-2 (59.50m). The Jamaican international fouled on her first attempt before delivering her top mark on her second throw. That mark stood second overall all the way until the next-to-last throw of the competition, when she dropped to third.
Shearer tallied the first two team points for the Auburn men on Friday with a seventh-place finish in the men’s decathlon. The freshman totaled a career best 6,661 points in his first SEC Outdoor Championship meet.
Included in his effort were personal bests in the pole vault and javelin throw. In the pole vault, Shearer cleared five bars with the final over at 12-3.5 (3.74m). His personal best mark in the javelin went for 156-11 (47.82m).
In the women’s 200 meters, Kai Selvon won her heat and finished eighth overall in 23.64, earning an automatic spot in Sunday’s final with her victory. Teammate Allison Richmond missed the final, but did equal her personal best in 25.74.
Lacking NCAA qualifying marks in the men’s 200 meters, both Marcus Rowland (21.40) and Keenan Brock (21.59) will likely come up short as neither advanced to Sunday’s final. Harry Adams false started and was disqualified.
Competition picks up on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the men’s javelin and men’s long jump. For the latest on Auburn track and field, follow @AUTrack on Twitter.