EUGENE, Ore. – Dartmouth junior Benjamin Ose finished the decathlon competition 15th at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Thursday evening, earning Second Team All-America Honors.
At historic Hayward Field, Ose finished up the 10-discpline event with his final five competitions in a field of some of the best student-athletes of any sport in the nation.
In total, Ose finished the two days and 10 events with 7237 points.
He started the day with a 16th-place finish in the 110m hurdles, crossing the line in 15.62. The discus saw the junior claim 14th thanks to a toss of 38.43m on his first attempt of the day.
Ose’s best performance of the week came in the pole vault as he cleared 15-5.5 on his first try, helping him finish fifth in his flight and sixth overall. The javelin followed with his 52.38m toss earning him 624 points and 12th place.
The final event of the meet for Ose and his fellow decathletes was the 1500m where he finished eighth in 4:36.32. This strong showing in the final event helped move Ose up from 17th to his final place 15th, a critical jump for the junior as the top-16 competitors earn All-America honors with those finishing 9-16 finishing on the second team.
Tim Duckworth of Kentucky was the national champion, beating out a pair of Georgia Bulldogs in second and third, respectively.