Flying high

By EOU Athletics May 28, 2012 12:41 pm

EOUíS ROBBIE HAYNIE cleared 6 feet, 11.5 inches to win the national high jump title Friday at the NAIA national meet in Marion, Indiana. EOU ATHLETICS
EOUíS ROBBIE HAYNIE cleared 6 feet, 11.5 inches to win the national high jump title Friday at the NAIA national meet in Marion, Indiana. EOU ATHLETICS

Haynie grabs pair of national titles 

MARION, Ind. — Eastern Oregon University’s Robbie Haynie won two national titles at the 2012 NAIA outdoor track and field national championships this weekend.

Haynie won the men’s decathlon and the high jump Friday, but was unable to defend his pole vault title Saturday.

He finishes his EOU career with seven national titles in just two seasons.

The senior amassed a school-record 7,598 points in the 10-event decathlon Friday. That’s a new EOU record total and just two points shy of the U.S. Olympic Trial provisional mark.

Haynie began the second day with a first place finish in the 110-meter hurdles. He set a personal record with a 14.95 finish, which is sixth on the EOU all-time list. Haynie followed that finish with a sixth place finish in the discus at 121 feet, 10 inches.

Haynie hit a personal record in pole vault at 17 feet, 10 inches. He gained 1,051 points with the first-place vault. That mark is currently the 13th best mark from any collegian this season. 

He had a toss of 175 feet, 4 inches in the javelin and then placed 12th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:06.76 to close the day.

Haynie finished Day 1 with a total of 3,924 points. He opened the day placing second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.61. 

Haynie then won the long jump with a personal best mark of 23 feet, 6.75 inches. His mark is second on the EOU all-time list. A ninth place finish in the shot put would follow. Haynie’s top toss was 40 feet, 4.75 inches.

Haynie then won the high jump with a top leap at 6 feet, 11 inches. He grabbed 906 points with the event win. 

The Nampa, Idaho, native finished the day placing second in the 400 meters with a time of 50.19, a new personal best.

In Friday’s high jump, the senior cleared 6 feet, 11.5 inches for the title. He entered the event as the top seed.

Haynie ended his collegiate career in the pole vault Saturday. 

The senior entered the meet as the top seed, but did not clear his opening height at 16 feet, 6 inches. 

Haynie suffered an injury to his hand while setting a meet record in the decathlon pole vault Friday. 

Despite clearing 17 feet, 10.5 inches, he ripped his hand and reinjured it Saturday.