Former Boise State track and field standout Kurt Felix is 12th after the first day of the decathlon at the London Olympics. Representing Grenada, the 2012 NCAA decathlon champion has 4,142 points. Americans Ashton Eaton (world record holder) and Trey Hardee (world champion) are first (4,661) and second (4,441), respectively. The Americans are looking for their first 1-2 finish in the Olympic decathlon since Milton Gray Campbell and Rafer Johnson in 1956.
Felix's marks from Wednesday's competition:
100 meters: 11.12 seconds (23rd fastest out of 31 competitors)
Long jump: 25 feet, 0.5 inches (third best mark out of 30 competitors; one athlete dropped out)
Shot put: 43-7 (28th out of 29 competitors; second athlete dropped out)
High jump: 6 feet, 8.75 inches (tied for second best mark)
400 meters: 50.17 seconds (22nd fastest of 28 competitors who finished the day)
The final five events at Olympic Stadium are Thursday here is Felix's competition schedule:
110-meter hurdles, 2 a.m. MDT
Discus, 2:55 a.m.
Pole vault, 5:55 a.m.
Javelin, 11:30 a.m.
1,500 meters, 2:20 p.m.
Follow IdahoStatesman.com for breaking news from London, and read the Idaho Statesman on Thursday for a complete Olympic report.