Men's Track & Field

All American: Cord takes sixth in decathlon at nationals

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Simpson's John Cord used a monster effort in the javelin throw to propel himself to a sixth-place finish in the decathlon at the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

A senior from Atlantic, Iowa, Cord scored 6,529 points to earn All-America honors with the sixth-place finish. He becomes Simpson's first All-American decathlete since 1989 and gives Simpson its best finish at outdoor nationals since 1998.

Cord slipped out of All-American contention going into the javelin throw, the ninth event on the docket. He came through with a toss of 184-feet, 5 inches to win the event and move into fourth overall. He closed out the decathlon with a 4:46.80 in the 1500 meters to take sixth.

100 Long Jump Shot Put High Jump 400 110 Hurdles Discus Pole Vault Javelin 1500 Total
J. Cord 11.42 (769) 6.71m (746) 11.35m (567) 1.89m (705) 51.35 (753) 16.65 (661) 35.07m (565) 3.35m (444) 56.21m (681) 4:46.80 (638) 6,529