Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chris Randolph currently in tenth after day one of the Thorpe Cup...

MARBURG, Germany--After the first day of competition, former Seattle Pacific University standout Chris Randolph (left/photo courtesy Kenny stands tenth in the Thorpe Cup decathlon dual meet between the United States and German national teams.

Randolph scored 3,772 points to end day one, as he ran 11.35 in the 100 meters (784 points), long jumped 6.65m/21-10 (732 points), threw the shot put 12.90 meters/41-4.5 (661 points), high jumped 1.92 meters/6-3.5 (731 points), and finished the day by running the 400 meters in 48.94 seconds (864 points).

2003 world champion Tom Pappas leads the competition with 4472 points.

In the Thorpe Cup heptathlon competition, former Washington State University All-American Julie Pickler, who is competing as a guest competitor and not factoring in the team scoring, ended day one with a score of 3,373 points.

Pickler ran 14.07 in the 100 hurdles (968 points), high jumped 1.71m/5-7.25 (867 points), threw the shot 11.77m/38-7.5 (646 points), and ran the 200 meters in 24.94 (892 points).

Julie's twin sister Diana, who is prepping for next week's IAAF World Championships, competed in the 100 hurdles, where she ran the fastest time of the day at 13.61 seconds, worth 1034 points.

Former University of Minnesota star Liz Roehrig currently leads after day one with 3611 points.

Complete day one scores from the Thorpe Cup can be accessed here.

Here's a link to photos from the Thorpe Cup here.

AROUND THE TRACK--In Cottbus, Germany Saturday, former University of Washington Husky Märt Israel finished second in the discus behind Spaniard Mario Pestano.

Israel threw 61.92m/203-2, well back of Pestano's winning throw of 65.25m/214-1.

Results from the Cottbus meet can be accessed here...

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