By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
Former Belton Tiger track and field standout Wolf Mahler can now add another big title to his growing resume.
The Texas Longhorn track and field specialist finished seventh in the Decathlon at the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Track and Field Championship.
Mahler finished second in the 1,500-meter run (4:20.80), second in the 400-meter dash (47.20), fourth in the 100-meter dash (10.89), fifth in the Pole Vault (16-0), ninth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.90), 10th in the Javelin Throw (168-2), 12th in the Discus (127-3), 14th in the Shot Put (39-5), 16th in the High Jump (6-1) and 21st in the Long Jump (21-9).
He was tied for eighth in the 110-meter hurdles with Oregon’s Dakotah Keys with the time of 14.90. The tie-breaker was the extension of the hundredth of a second time measurement to thousandth of a second. Keys (14.882) just got by Mahler (14.889) by 7/1000 of a second. The points were not affected, but the mere margin between placements was incredible.
This performance was on the heels of the outstanding Heptathlon at the 2015 NCAA Big XII Championships, where Mahler’s performance helped the University of Texas win the conference championship earlier in the year.