Curtis Pugsley of Park City, Utah, won the National High School Decathlon Championship on Sunday at the Dan O’Brien Track and Field Complex.
Pugsley, who is headed for Brigham Young University, scored 7,055 points in the two-day event.
The championship is sponsored by a foundation set up by 1996 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O’Brien, a former Moscow resident.
The top 12 high school decathlon athletes in the nation compete.
First-day leader Daniel Ryland of Devile, La., finished second with 6,957 points. Jason Geoff of Turner, Ore., was third with 6,819, Nick Shauer of Wishek, N.D., was fourth with 6,666 and Andres Morena of El Paso, Texas, was fifth with 6,651.
Eric Hayden’s sacrifice fly in the last of the eighth inning gave the Blue Devils a come-from-behind 7-6, extra-inning victory over the Royals in a AAA American Legion game at Jackson Field.
George Petticrew had three hits, two of them doubles, for the winners and drove in three runs. Chris Granlund, who went 2 for 2 at the plate, relieved starter Jeff Lafferty in the sixth inning and pitched scoreless ball to earn the victory.
Sean O’Conner, Randy Carlson and Pat Hays each had two hits for the Royals, who led 6-1 after the first 5 innings.
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