Bethlehem, Pa. (December 9, 2017)—Christopher Gabor finished in second place with teammate D.J. Workcuff placing third in the heptathlon at the Lehigh Fast Times Before Finals meet on Friday and Saturday.
Gabor took the lead after clearing 4.24m (13' 11") in the pole vault, the sixth event of the competition. However, Penn's Evan Lee beat Gabor by eight seconds in the 1,000m run to earn the victory. Gabor scored 640 points after his time of 3:02.45 in the 1,000m while Lee finished with a time of 2:54.16 to collect 723 points.
Lee finished the two-day competition with 5,039 points, followed by Gabor (4,998) and Workcuff (4,959).
Gabor had a time of 8.70 seconds in the 60m hurdles for 813 points to open day two. Workcuff had a time of 9.17 seconds in the hurdles (709 points) while clearing 3.94m in the pole vault (601 points) and posting a time of 3:01.14 in the 1,000m for 653 points.
On the opening day, Workcuff led the field of 25 competitors with 2,996 points while Gabor was in fourth place with 2,860. Workcuff took the lead in the first event, posting a time of 6.94 seconds in the 60m dash to gather 904 points. That mark is a personal best as well as an IC4A qualifying mark. He followed with a long jump of 7.20m (23' 7.5") for another 862 points. He closed with a mark of 10.51m (34' 5.75") in the shot put (516 points) while clearing 1.90m (6' 2.75") in the high jump for 714 points.
Gabor scored 861 points in the 60m dash with a time of 7.07 before tallying 750 points with his long jump of 6.73m (22' 1"). Gabor had a shot put mark of 12.94m (42', 5.5") for 585 points before clearing 1.75m (5' 8.75") in the high jump for 585 points.