Garden City Community College’s Denim Rogers shattered the NJCAA record in the men’s heptathlon during the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend.
And yet, his 5,465 points was barely enough to edge Paradise Valley’s Connor Williamson, who had 5,461 points. By that four-point margin, Rogers took home national gold for the Broncbuster men.
Rogers was also able to place sixth in the 60-meter hurdles open, garnering three more team points there, racking up all 13 of the Busters’ points in their tie for 18th.
Rogers was not the only Buster to place in multiple events, as distance specialist Sandra Szpott earned medals in the mile run (second, 4 minutes, 54.25 seconds) and the 3,000 meter run (third, 10:12.8).
Those 14 points were the only points for the Buster women, who finished in 14th as a team.
In the heptathlon events, Rogers was the top finisher in the 60-meter dash (7.0) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.0), was second in the pole vault (14-05.25), third in the long jump (22-02.50) and high jump (6- 07.00), fifth in the 1,000-meter run (2.50.61) and seventh in the shot put (35-08.00).
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