Jun 21, 2013; Des Moines, IA, USA; Ashton Eaton throws 49-2 1/2 (15.00m) in the decathlon shot put in the 2013 USA Championships at Drake Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oregon Duck Ashton Eaton Currently 2nd in Decathalon at USA Track and Field Championships

It’s the weekend of the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines Iowa and a familiar name is near the top of the Decathalon leader board. Olympic Gold Medalist and former Oregon Duck Ashton Eaton is in second place overall.

Here is a look at his first five events:

100 Meter Dash : 10.48 seconds (1st place)

Long Jump: 7.59m, 24-11 (skipped his third attempt) (2nd place)

Shotput: 15.00 49 2 1/2 (3rd place)

High Jump: 1.90 6 2 3/4 (skipped his third attept) (12th place)

400 Meter Dash: 46.89 (1st place)

Eaton’s coach Harry Marra said this is more of a tuneup for Eaton:

“Just going thru motions in this meet. No sense risking anything.”

The Decathalon concludes Saturday. Eaton needs to finish in the top 3 to make Team USA for the IAAF World Track & Field Championships, which will be held in Moscow in August.

He is currently in second place behind former Arkansas Razorback Gunner Nixon who is currently unattached.

Here you can find results for other Oregon Athletes in the Championships.

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