Jeff Hester of Milwaukie did himself proud at the recent Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships.

A senior at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Hester won the decathlon at the Golden State Athletic Conference championship meet, scoring 6,448 points. Hester had the top marks in four events - shot put (40-6), long jump (21-4-1/4), high jump (6-6) and 1,500 meters (4:41.70) - and he won the decathlon by nearly 400 points.

Hester was also the GSAC decathlon champion in 2009, when he scored 6,038 points. Hester competed in the 2011 NAIA National Championships in Marion, Indiana, May 26-27, and placed 11th, scoring 6,137 points.

Hester is a 2007 graduate of Damascus Christian High School, where he placed third in the state in the triple jump his junior and senior years.

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