Kiani Profit led a sweep of the top five individual spots in the Team Heptathlon for Team USA to lead it to a dominating victory in the Thorpe Cup Sunday at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., while Germany outlasted Team USA in the men’s decathlon. It was the fourth consecutive victory in the Thorpe Cup for Team USA in the heptathlon and the fourth consecutive win in the decathlon for Germany.
A nation versus nation decathlon and heptathlon competition between the United States and Germany, the Thorpe Cup takes the top five men’s scores and the top three women’s scores to determine an overall team winner. For more information on the Thorpe Cup see here.
Team USA grabbed a comfortable victory over Germany in the Team Heptathlon by a score of 18,117-16,368 while Germany edged out Team USA in the Team Decathlon by a final tally of 38,899-38,841. Complete results from the two days of competition can be found here.
Profit broke the 6000-point barrier for the first time in her career with her total of 6135. Following closely behind were teammates Chelsea Carrier-Eades (6000) and Lindsay Schwartz (5982) for the top three scores for Team USA. Profit recorded the best marks of the competition in the final two events Sunday (javelin and 800m) to steal the victory away from day one leader Carrier-Eades.
Gray Horn (7865) and Daniel Gooris (7804) paced Team USA in the Team Decathlon by finishing second and fourth overall. They were followed by Austin Bahner (7744), Wesley Bray (7718) and Ryann Harlan (7710) to round out the top five scores for the Team USA men. Isaac Murphy (7627) and Dakotah Keys (6792) rounded out the Team USA roster.
Additional Team USA Team Heptathlon scores included: Sami Spenner (5898), Heather Miller (5848), Lindsay Lettow (5663), Ryann Krais (5621).
Germany Team Heptathlon scores included: Anna Maiwald (5796), Alina Biesenbach (5187), Simone Mrotzek (5181), Maren Schwerdtner (5036).
Germany Team Decathlon scores included: Mattias Prey (7871), Patrick Spinner (7830), Steffen Fricke (7756), Simon Hechler (7748), Rene Stauss (7694), Maximilan Gilde (7653), Tom Bechert (7075).