Brent Newdick finished day one of the decathlon at the Athletics World Championships in Moscow in 20th place with a score of 4055.
The highlight came in the high jump where he soared over at a personal best height of 2.02m.
After just four weeks training the 28 year old was pleased with his 100 metre time of 11.14 seconds.
His recent oesteitis pubis bone edema injury affected the shot put where he was out to 13.84m.
Again four weeks training put him a second up in the 400m over a recent performance running from lane eight in 50.25s.
Newdick says his goal is to get through the whole decathlon healthy with as many points on the board as possible.
His performances: 100m 11.14s (-0.5) 830, long jump 7.28m (+0.3) 881, shot put 13.84m 719, high jump 2.02m PB 822, 400m 50.25s 803, total 4055 20th.