Klein earns All-America status by placing 7th in indoor heptathlon
LUBBOCK, TEX. -- Iowa Western Community College sophomore Marcus Klein was one of nine Reiver athletes to earn All-America status after placing seventh in the heptathlon at the 2018 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships held March 2-3 on the campus of Texas Tech University.
Klein set an indoor school record in the heptathlon by scoring 4,826 points in seven events, including a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash (7.03 seconds) and a fourth in the 1,000 (2:49.10). Additional heptathlon events are the long jump, shot put, high jump, pole vault and 60-meter hurdles.
By placing in the top eight at indoor nationals, Klein was named an All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
A 2016 graduate of Harlan Community High School, Klein is the son of Rose Stitz, Harlan, and Tracy Klein.
The 2018 outdoor season is also off to a great start for Klein, who already qualified for nationals in the 400-meter hurdles by posting a winning time of 55.05 seconds (fifth in NJCAA Division I) at the March 22 Wildcat Classic at Wayne State.
More recently, Klein won the men’s decathlon with a score of 6,266 points at the Iowa Western Spring Classic in Council Bluffs (March 30-31).
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