BANGOR, Maine - Men's outdoor and indoor track & field competitor Cayd Wortman had a history making sophomore year as he became the first male Eagle to ever compete in the heptathlon and decathlon. His performance in both events resulted in multiple program records being left behind in his dust as he qualified for the New England Division III Championship in the heptathlon for indoor and decathlon for outdoor.
Going into the championship weekend at MIT, Wortman was ranked fifth out of all competitors in New England in the heptathlon. He finished all seven events with All-New England honors while breaking the school record by accumulating 4544 points on February 23rd.
Wortman became the first Eagle in program history to finish as the runner-up in an event at the New England DIII Championship for outdoor track & field hosted by Williams College on May 2-4. Competing in the decathlon for just the second time in his career after his qualifying performance earlier in the season, the sophomore set six personal records in ten events.
Wortman broke 6,000 points with a cumulative 6,016 by the end of the two-days of competition. At the end of day one, he was leading ten other participants in the decathlon before taking a second-place overall finish which left him ranked 29th in the country. The sophomore earned three first place wins on the track in the 100-meter dash (11.50 seconds), 400-meter dash (51.56 seconds), and the 110-meter hurdles (15.51 seconds), with personal bests in all three events. Wortman also had personal record performances in shot put (10.53 meters), the 1500-meter run (4:41.98), and javelin (45.72 meters).