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Adrian decathlete gives heart and hard work

ADRIAN – To become a champion at any sport or skill takes guts, determination, skill and perseverance. To become a master of 10 disciplines takes, well, a mountain of well-orchestrated ability.

There’s no better example of mental and physical skill transformation than former Adrian High School athlete Reagan Shira, who last week recorded six new personal bests as a Corban University decathlete at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championships in Alabama.

He surpassed his previous mark by over 200 points and placed fourth.

“Placing at nationals this May is probably one of my greatest moments in my college sports career,” said Shira, who placed fourth overall in the men’s decathlon event. “I had a big PR – I went from 6,465 points to 6,697 as my personal best. And I PRed in six events.”

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