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Austra Skujytė (born August 12, 1979 in Biržai) is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletic (track and field) event consisting of seven events. ... A decathlon is a sportive contest made up of 10 events. ...


On August 15, 2005 in Columbia, MO, USA she broke the decathlon world record, with a score of 8366. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state in the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ...


Her personal best in the 7-event heptathlon of 6435 was set in Athens, on August 21, 2004. The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The (soon-to-be) 26 year old majored in kinesiology at Kansas State University and became their first champion by becoming the NCAA Championship gold medallist in 2001. A year later, she won it again and won silver in the shot put competition. Kinesiology is the study of human movement. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... For the 1949 motion picture see: Champion (1949 movie) A champion (identical to the French, from the late Latin campio) is one who has repeatedly come out first among contestants in challenges (especially the winner of a tournament or other competition) or other test, one who is outstandingly skilled in... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ...


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Halfway home to world mark (745 words)
Kansas State assistant coach Austra Skujyte launches herself into the air during the pole vault competition in yesterday’s women’s decathlon at the Audrey J. Walton Combined Event Carnival.
Skujyte said she was a little disappointed in her time in the 100 meters (12.45 seconds) and her distance in the discus (151 feet, 6 inches) but was pleased with the pole vault (10-2), javelin (160-0) and 400 meters (57.19).
Austra Skujyte won the javelin with a distance of 160 feet during the first day of the women’s decathlon held at Walton Stadium.
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