Okawville High School graduate Daniel Jansen recently competed in the men’s college heptathlon as a member of the DePauw University Track and Field Team.
Jansen, a standout athlete at Okawville, finished fifth out of 14 comptitors in hIS first ever heptathlon at Wooster College in Ohio last week.
The heptathlon consists of the 60-meter dash; 60-meter hurdles; 1,000-meter run; long jump, shot put, high jump and pole vault.
In his senior year as a Rocket track and field athlete, Jansen advancec to the IHSA State Meet in the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, high jump, and triple jump. He also competed in basketball and cross country at Okawville.
Located in Greencastle, Ind., DePauw University competes in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference.
Jansen is the son of Paul Jansen and Tanya Jansen of Okawville.