Boys pentathlon 1000 meters

Posted At : Sat March 13, 2004 @ 10:47 PM EST

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If Michael Feathers lived any further north, he’d be Canadian. But fortunately for American track and field, Feathers, who won the pentathlon with 3772 points, lives just south of the border in Grand Island, N.Y. “My house is right on the river,” he says, “and right across the river is Canada.”

The 6-2,190-pound senior said he set three career bests in Landover. “I had a bad long jump and was down 250 points after two events,” he said. “The high jump was a personal record. I won it with 6-5.5, and my personal best was 6-2.75. “The shot was a PR, too, and then I ran my fastest-ever time in the 1000 by a second.”

Feathers’ time for the conclusive 1000 was 2:53.53, worth 729 points. He’s counting on his NIC title will get the attention of college coaches. “I’m hoping so,” he said. “That’s why I came here.”

Feathers, who turned 18 on February 22, has several schools interested. “The more, the better,” he said, adding that he expects to make a decision in the next few weeks.

Second was Trevor Gerland of Katy, Texas, with 3627, followed by Boris Roslov (Middletown, MD) at 3535. Gerland’s 3:05.67 earned him 610 points while Roslov ran 3:02.27, good for 642.