NEW WORLD RECORD Ashton Eaton set a world record of 9,039 points in the decathlon Saturday in Eugene. Eaton beat Roman Sebrles 11-year-old mark by 13 points. The 24-year-old Oregon product needed a time of 4 minutes, 16.37 seconds in the 1,500 the 10th and final event to break the mark at the schools Hayward Field. He finished in 4:14.48. Going into London, Im not going to change a thing, Eaton said. Former Bishop Kelly athlete Corbin Duer finished 15th in the event with 6,584 points.
MATT SLOCUM — The Associated Press
Bishop Kelly High grad Nick Symmonds ran the 800 meters in 1 minute, 46.82 seconds Saturday in the semifinals in Eugene, Ore. Symmonds time the eighth-fastest of the day qualifies him for Mondays finals.
Symmonds, 28, has won the past four U.S. titles in the 800 and is looking to make his second Olympic team.