One of the most well-rounded male track athletes to run at Vandalia Community High School is now a qualifier for the NCAA Division III national championships.
Quenten Austin, a 2012 graduate, will participate in the decathlon at the national level in a meet at Ohio Wesleyan University this Thursday-Saturday.
The sophomore is ranked No. 18 in the decathlon (6,429 points) for No. 20 Carthage College, which is located in Kenosha, Wis.
The decathlon is a grueling 10-event athletic test that will be spread across two days.