After falling behind by 72 points, Preble stole the show at the Super 8 Open held at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center on the campus of Bemidji State University. He posted a score of 4,960 points which ranked third in the country, along with outscoring his competitors at the Super 8 Open by 900 points. The junior earned victories in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.40 seconds, the pole vault with a height of 14-01.25 feet, and the shot put with a throw of 50-00 feet. In the process, Preble broke his own school record in the heptathlon, while provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships to be held in Houston, Tex. March 13-14.
This award marks the fourth Athlete of the Week honor in Preble’s career. He is the first track athlete to be named Athlete of the Week for the 2009 season. Joining Preble in the weekly honor is Kawaskii Bacon of Concordia University-St. Paul. On the women’s side Heather Miller of St. Cloud State, and Ashley Roemer of Moorhead State University were also awarded Athlete of the Week honors.
Preble and the rest of the Beavers head to Superior, Wis. Saturday to compete in the Superior Invite.