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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 13, 2011
NEW HAVEN, Conn. --- Colby College's David Lowe finished in fourth place in the decathlon after a strong end to the competition at the Open New England Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Southern Connecticut State University on Friday.
Lowe scored 6,053 points to become the first-ever Colby athlete to amass more than 6,000 points and he broke his own school record of 5,981. The scoring total also was an NCAA 'B' cut qualifying finish. The rest of the decathlon final results were unavailable.
Lowe picked up 819 points in blowing away the field in the 1,500-meter run. He had a time of 4:18.92 and the nearest competitor finished in 4:31.87. Lowe also earned 487 points in taking runner-up status in the javelin throw with a toss of 141-06.
Lowe also placed sixth in the discus throw (96-10), eighth in the 110 hurdles (16.84), and eighth in the pole vault (11-5.75).
Lowe entered the day in fifth place after the first five events with a score of 3,169 points.