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Markus Ballengee

Class: Sophomore Position: Decathlon Height: 6-5 Previous School: Staunton River High School Hometown: Moneta, Va.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
60 - 7.34 (Indoor)
100 - 11.39
400 - 51.88
1,000 - 2:47.59 (Indoor)
1,500 - 4:45.14
60H - 8.35 (Indoor)
110H - 14.76
400H - 58.42
LJ - 22-3.5 (6.79m) (Indoor)
HJ - 6-6 (1.98m) 
PV - 14-7.25 (4.45m) (Indoor)
SP - 37-10.75 (11.55m) 
DISC - 130-0 (39.62m)
JAV - 159-2 (48.52m)
HEP - 5,152 (Indoor)
DEC - 6,840

All-Big South Honors (2)
2017 Indoor Heptathlon - 2nd
2017 Outdoor Decathlon - 3rd

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Placed third in the Big South decathlon and tied for sixth in the high jump
• Third-place decathlon finisher at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships
• Scored a personal-best 6,840 points for eighth place in the Virginia Challenge decathlon (April 21-22)
• Achieved marks of 14.76 in the 110 hurdles, 6-6 in the high jump and 14-6.25 in the pole vault
• Helped the Flames post the second-fastest shuttle hurdles relay time (58.98) in program history, May 3 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Capped off his freshman season with a third-place finish in the IC4A heptathlon with a personal-best score of 5,152
• Big South heptathlon runner-up, while also finishing fourth in the 60 hurdles
• Heptathlon debut resulted in a second-place finish at the Liberty Kickoff (Jan. 20-21) with a score of 4,943 ponts
• Top event marks included 8.35 in the 60 hurdles, 22-3.5 in the long jump and 6-6 in the high jump
• Part of Liberty's school record-setting shuttle hurdles relay quartet which clocked 32.88 seconds at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (Jan. 27)

Prep
• Graduated from Staunton River High School
• Three-time Virginia 3A state champion (2015 indoor high jump, 2016 indoor high jump, 2016 outdoor 110 hurdles)
• During his senior indoor season, placed first in the state in the high jump, second in the 55 hurdles, fourth in the long jump, fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the 4 x 200 relay
• Closed out his high school career by placing first in the 110 hurdles, third in the triple jump, fifth in the high jump, seventh in the 300 hurdles and eighth in the 4 x 400 relay at the 2016 Virginia 3A outdoor meet
• Personal-best marks included 7.67 in the 55 hurdles, 14.45 in the 110 hurdles, 39.44 in the 300 hurdles, 6-4 in the high jump and 45-8.5 in the triple jump
• Also participated in football and wrestling

Personal
• Son of Jackson Conner and Tammy Ballengee-Conner
• Birthday is Jan. 8
• Biomedical sciences major