The impressive athletic prowess of Belfast Area High School graduate Drew Nealey knows few limits, as one could attest after seeing his impressive four-year resumé with the Lions.

Now, as a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Rhode Island of Kingston, R.I., Nealey continues to turn heads as a member of the school’s track and field teams, particularly his performance at the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Decathlon Thursday and Friday, April 12-13.

Nealey, by virtue of his impressive four top-10 finishes in various events, won the SCSU Decathlon with a whopping 6,640 points. The feat was the fourth best individual point total in program history.

The decathlon, a two-day event, showcases the all-around talent of track-and-field athletes, who sometimes specialize in only a few events. The decathlon is comprised of the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1,500 meters.

The Northport native, seemingly annually in the mix for the Midcoast's top high school athlete honor, finished first in the javelin (54.31 meters), first in the 1,500 meters (4:44.72), third in the pole vault (4.40 meters) and seventh in the 110-meter hurdles (16.40 seconds).

“It felt really good to compete in a decathlon,” Nealey said. “Because I redshirted my freshman outdoor season due to having surgery, this was my first collegiate decathlon. Going into it I really hadn’t thought about trying to win.”

Nealey, a kinesiology major, was in seventh after day one, with four of his best five events — the 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500-meter run — still to come on day two.

He admitted to “a rough first day,” but that his coach told him “day two was my day.”

“Even though day one hadn’t gone as planned, it was time to put that behind me and just compete,” Nealey said. “Overall I was happy with the way I was able to bounce back and pull off the win on day two.”

It is not Nealey’s first foray as a decathlete, as he finished third at the New Balance Track and Field National Championships in June of 2016, which earned him All-American status.

He certainly has impressed during his time with the Rams, as he also came in second in the heptathlon (7 events comprised of the 60 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60-meter hurdles and 1,000-meter run) at the New England Championships and at the Atlantic 10 championships on Feb. 17-18 during the indoor season.

At the Atlantic 10 championships, he amassed 5,119 points, while he racked up 5,219 points at New Englands.

A 2016 BAHS graduate, Nealey, the son of Jo-Ann and Dale Nealey, longtime teachers/coaches in Waldo County, owns the state Class B high school record for the pole vault (14 feet 7 inches), won six state championships (5 pole vault and one 300-meter hurdles) and 14 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B indoor and outdoor championships in various events, including pole vault (6), triple jump, 300-meter hurdles, high jump, 110-meter hurdles and 55-meter hurdles.

Nealey and the Rams continue to prepare for the Atlantic 10 outdoor track-and-field championships, which will be Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6 in Virginia.