May wins second straight NWC decathlon title

TACOMA, Wash. - Willamette sophomore Tyler May won his second straight Northwest Conference decathlon title Tuesday at Baker Stadium on the University of Puget Sound campus.

May finished with a total of 6,231 points, just ahead of Linfield's Jesse Fipps (6,158). May won the title as a freshman last spring in Salem with a score of 6,271.

By surpassing the 6,000-point barrier, May has provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III championship meet.

The Bearcats also got a fourth-place finish from sophomore Calvin Keyser-Allen, who finished with 5,717 points — more than a 200-point improvement from last year's score of 5,502 that placed him sixth. WU's K.C. Gillespie did not finish the decathlon.

In the heptathlon, WU junior Jazzmin Reece finished third with a total of 4,001 points. She placed behind Linfield's Leah Moore (4,428) and Lindsay Larson (4,125). Reece just missed the NCAA provisional mark of 4,100 points.