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Central Washington's Maier Earns All-American Honors in Decathlon

Braydon Maier throwing the javelinCentral Washington’s Braydon Maier earned first-team All-American honors by finishing seventh in the decathlon Friday at the NCAA Division II outdoor championships.

It’s the second All-American recognition for the Selah graduate.

Fellow Wildcat HarLee Ortega was second team with an 11th-place finish.Maier’s consistency was key Friday, finishing in the top 10 for all of the events on the second day of the event.

“He didn’t do anything amazing as far as marks in each event are concerned, but every event was solid,” CWU head coach Kevin Adkisson said in a release.” That consistency helped him move up throughout the competition. It’s great for him to come out of his sophomore year with two All-American finishes already.”

Maier was fifth in the 1,500 meters (4 minutes, 40.63 seconds), sixth in the pole vault (14 feet, 5.25 inches), seventh in the discus (119-11) and eighth in the javelin (47.27 meters).

CWU’s Mariyah Vongsaveng was second in her heat and sixth overall in the prelims for the 100-meter hurdle with a time of 13.97.

Read this article online at the Yakima Herald.