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May 18, 2009

'Til It's Over: Bertoli, Moore put on show in abundance of events

TERRE HAUTE — Remember how American decathletes “Dan and Dave” were hyped by Reebok heading into the 1992 Olympics in Atlanta?

Well, Dave Johnson went on to win the bronze medal, but Dan O’Brien failed to make the Olympic team.

“Anthony and Erica” may not have the marketing capability of “Dan and Dave,” but neither of Indiana State’s outstanding multi-event participants had let-down performances this weekend in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.

Anthony Bertoli, a Terre Haute South graduate, placed third in the decathlon for his best career finish in the MVC meet, and Erica Moore, a Sullivan graduate, took home her first heptathlon title.

Both athletes competed in other events. Moore took first in the 400-meter hurdles, and she anchored the second-place 1,600-meter relay team.

Counting the 10-event decathlon, Bertoli finished off his 15th event when he finished eighth in the 400 hurdles. The original plan was for Bertoli to run a leg of the 4x400, but the proverbial tank was running awfully low at that point.

“Yeah, obviously it was my 15th event so it starts to wear on you eventually,” said Bertoli, who was disappointed he couldn’t help his team overcome an outstanding Northern Iowa team. “I ask a lot of myself and a lot of my team — we just came up a little short. They’ll be back next year and I’ll be here helping out coaching and we’ll get it pulled off.”

Bertoli started Sunday by finishing 10th in the pole vault, and then he took seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles.

“Today was kind of frustrating … for me as an individual, the vault hasn’t gone the way it should have for me all outdoor season,” Bertoli said. “I just got left in the blocks a little bit and had kind of a sloppy race. I couldn’t get my trail leg around so didn’t finish quite as high as I’d like to there.”

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