Houston Baptist University senior multi-event specialist Garrison Fick broke the existing school record in the men’s heptathlon at the University of Houston Indoor Invitational on Saturday, January 30, 2016. His score of 5,040 points bettered the school record which he established at the Southland Conference Championships in 2015.
He won the 60-meter dash and the long jump during Friday’s first day action and entered day two of the competition in first place. His time of 7.14 in the 60-meters awarded him 833 points. In the long jump, his performance best was 6.76 meters (22 feet 2.25 inches) was worth 757 points. In the shot put, Fick posted a best of 11.91 meters (29 feet, 1 inch) for 601 points and fifth place. He closed out day one of competition with a second place finish in the high jump (1.98 meters, 6 feet 6 inches) which was worth 785 points. His first day total of 2,976 points was 76 points ahead of Wesley Bray, who won the overall two-day event with the score of 5,334 points.
Fick kicked off day two of competition with the time of 8.87 seconds and a sixth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, which was worth 775 points. He followed that up with a fifth place finish on the pole vault. He cleared 3.90 meters (12 feet 9.5 inches which awarded him 590 points. In the final event of the heptathlon, the 1000-meter run, he placed sixth with the time of 2:56.53 and 699 points.
Next up for Fick and his HBU teammates will be the Southland Conference Indoor Championships beginning on Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16 at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.