Chris Sanders signs a rare decathlon scholarship with Rice University in Houston.

By: scott.rossman Email
By: scott.rossman Email

South Walton, FL-- Let's turn our attention to South Walton High School and a rather unique scholarship signing today. This is senior Chris Sanders, who today signed a decathlon scholarship offer with Rice University in Houston. Chris has competed in track and field for all four years at South Walton and has been training as a decathalete for that same span. Some of his numbers, 6-3 in the high jump, 11-59 in the hundred meters, 12 feet in the pole vault, 147 feet in the javelin. Chris credits his coach Willie Parker for helping him to get to this day. Who knows, perhaps we'll see Chris Sanders in the Olympic decathlon.


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