BC grad Wilbur shines for SFA track

Published 9:16 am Monday, April 8, 2019

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin senior and former Bridge City track standout Conner Wilbur recently won the decathlon at the Carl Kight Relays over the weekend, setting a new personal points record with 6,498 points.

Wilbur notched the following results in each category.

He ran the 100 meters in 11.49. He long jumped 6.51 meters and tossed the shot put 11.49 meters.

Wilbur high-jumped 1.94 meters and ran the 400 meters in 52.65. He ran the 110 hurdles in 16.30 and tossed the discus 29.92 meters. He pole-vaulted 4.24 meters, tossed the javelin 46.50 meters and ran the 1,500 meters in 4:46.88.

Rice University’s Corbett Fong was a distant second with 6,317 points while Wilbur’s teammate Bradley Beaty was third with 6,125 points.

Wilbur has been a standout multi-event track athlete for the Lumberjacks ever since he stepped on to the campus.

Wilbur will look to finish off his senior campaign with some flair.

As a junior, Wilbur placed fifth in the Southland Conference decathlon in the Outdoor Championships with 6,466 points.

As a sophomore, he nabbed a third-place finish at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships in the heptathlon with 4,917 points.

As a true freshman in 2016 Wilbur placed eighth in the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships in the decathlon with 6,349 points.

There is no doubt that Wilbur is part of an athletic family.

Wilbur, the son of Denise and Thomas Wilbur, is the brother of current SFA freshman softball ace pitcher Kassidy Wilbur and sister Ashleigh Wilbur played softball at Southern Wesleyan University.