Haynie wins decathlon and high jump national titles

News contact: Barrett Henderson | Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
541-962-3946 | behenderson@eou.edu

Photo by Maddison Stapleton / EOU senior Robbie Haynie set records at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

May 25, 2012
MARION, Ind. – Eastern Oregon University student-athlete, Robbie Haynie, won the men’s decathlon and the high jump at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships last Friday.

The senior amassed a school-record 7,598 points in the 10-event competition. That’s a new school record total, and just two points shy of the U.S. Olympic Trial provisional mark.

Haynie began the second day with a first place finish in the 110-meter hurdles. He set a personal record with a 14.95 finish, which is sixth on the EOU all-time list. Haynie followed that finish with a sixth place finish in the discus at 121 feet, 10 inches.

Haynie hit a personal record in pole vault at 17 feet, 10 inches. He gained 1,051 points with the first place vault. That mark is currently the 13th best mark from any collegian this season. He had a toss of 175 feet, 4 inches in the javelin and then placed 12th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:06.76 to close the day.

Haynie finished Day 1 with a total of 3,924 points. He opened the day placing second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.61. Haynie then won the long jump with a personal best mark of 23 feet, 6.75 inches. His mark is second on the EOU all-time list. A ninth place finish in the shot put would follow. Haynie’s top toss was 40 feet, 4.75 inches.

Haynie then won the high jump with a top leap at 6 feet, 11 inches. He grabbed 906 points with the event win. The Nampa, Idaho, native finished the day placing second in the 400 meters with a time of 50.19, a new personal best.

In Friday’s high jump, the senior cleared 6 feet, 11.5 inches for the title. He entered the event as the top seed. It is his seventh national title in his two years at Eastern, and he enters Saturday’s pole vault as defending champion and top seed.

Kimmy Moore had an All-American, fourth place finish in the women’s heptathlon. The senior finished with a personal record point total of 4,705. She is now second on the EOU all-time list behind Talia Hackney’s 4,934 point total in 1989.

Moore opened the second day with a ninth place finish in the long jump at 5.21 meters. She then finished fifth in the javelin with a toss of 117 feet, 4 inches, and then second in the 800 meters with a 2:16.51, a new outdoor personal best.

Moore began the heptathlon with a seventh place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.37. She would follow that finish with an eighth place finish in the high jump with a top leap of 4 feet, 11.75 inches. In the third event, the shot put, Moore placed 12th at 31 feet, 11.5 inches. The Noxen, Mont., native ended the day with a sixth place finish in the 200 meters at 25.92.

Alma Garcilazo qualified for Saturday’s women’s 800-meter final with a semifinal time of 2:15.11. Brian Bragg qualified for the men’s 5,000-meter final with a time of 15:19.74 . He placed ninth in the race. The EOU women 4×400-meter relay team crossed the line with a time of 3:52.82 placing 13th.

The Mountaineers ended their season in Marion with seven All-Americans. Read more…