Devin Dick captures Big 12 Athlete of the Week

K-State Sports Information
K-State senior Devin Dick captured his first-career heptathlon victory at the Bill Bergan Invitational. He posted 5505 points to claim the 10th best score in the nation and the top score in the Big 12. The senior won four of the seven events and placed in the top three in all the events. This marks the first event win by a K-State heptathlete since the 2009 indoor season. (Photo: K-State Athletics)

Senior Devin Dick was named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for his stellar performance this past weekend in the heptathlon at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa. The win marked his first career win in the heptathlon, as well as the first by a K-State athlete since the 2009 indoor season when Moritz Cleve won the Big 12 title.

Dick becomes the first track and field athlete to win the accolade this indoor season and the first Wildcat on the team since Laura Galvan, who won Big 12 Runner of the Week this past September, to earn Big 12 weekly honors. The Hutchinson, Kan., native’s performance in Ames was an impressive one, as Dick won three of the four first-day events, four of the seven events overall and finished top three in all seven.

The All-American was buoyed by strong performances in the shot put (13.72m/45-00.25), long jump (7.01m/23-00.00) and high jump (1.98m/6-06.00) with the latter two being season bests. Dick’s 5,505 points scored is the top mark in the Big 12 and 10th-best in Division I. His total score nearly eclipsed his career best total of 5,603 points set at last year’s Big 12 Championship as well.

Dick’s remarkable journey as a student-athlete, including his defeat of testicular cancer, will be highlighted in the upcoming spring edition of the K-Stater magazine. To learn more about K-Stater magazine, one of our top Alumni Association member benefits, visit www.k-state.com/k-stater.

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