Eugene, Ore. • BYU's Chase Dalton finished ninth in the decathlon at Thursday's NCAA track and field championships, and Joshua Weirich took 19th. Dalton's highest point total came in the 110m hurdles, with a time of 15.21 seconds. He finished third in both the discus throw with a mark of 44.66 meters and the javelin, with a throw of 62.46 meters.
Utah State's Chari Hawkins is sixth in the heptathlon after four events. The Aggie junior placed 12th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.97, and was ninth in the high jump with a height of 1.72 meters. She placed 11th in the shot put with a throw of 11.86 meters, then took 10th in the 200m in 25.28 seconds. Hawkins will compete in the rest of the events the long jump, javelin throw and 800m on Friday.
Boise State junior Emma Bates won the women's 10,000 meters in 32 minutes, 32.35 seconds, the second-fastest time in the history of the meet. Bates' finish was second only to the 32:28.57 run by Sylvia Mosqueda of Cal State Los Angeles in 1988. Bates is the first women to win an NCAA outdoor title for the Broncos.