Posted: Jun 20, 2012 5:56 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Jun 20, 2012 11:44 PM
Former Cal Poly track and field star Corbin Duer received the news he had been hoping for on Wednesday. The 23 year old was the last man admitted into the USA Olympic Trials in the decathlon.
"It means the world because I went through college always feeling like I should have done more. I felt like I should have gone to the NCAA Championships and never really performed as well as I did. For this year for it to all come together and to have an injury free season and really meet one of my goals it means a lot," said Duer.
He established a provisional qualifying mark of 7,705 points three weeks ago at Mt.SAC. But his status for the Trials in Eugene, Oregon had been pending ever since.
Duer, as well as Chris Randolph, another San Luis Obispo resident compete in the first five events of the men's decathlon on Friday. Randolph, Duer and 2011 USA Outdoor Heptathlon Champion Sharon Day train with Cal Poly assistant Jack Hoyt.
Duer broke Cal Poly's decathlon record in the 2011 Big West Conference Championships when he scored 7,350 points for a second-place finish.
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