Thursday, April 14, 2011

Randolph ninth, Taiwo tenth in Mt SAC Relays decathlon; SPU's Sims 12th in heptathlon...

AZUSA, California--After five events in the Mt. SAC Relays decathlon competition, the University of Washington's Jeremy Taiwo (left/photo courtesy University of Washington) stands in tenth place.

Taiwo ended day one of the two day competition with a score of 3824, 67 points and one place behind former Seattle Pacific standout Chris Randolph.

Taiwo's first day marks included a 11.05 100 meter dash; 22-8 in the long jump (6.91m); 41-1 in the shot put (12.52m); 6-4 1/4 in the high jump (1.94m), and 50.42 in the 400m.

For Randolph, his first day marks included a 11.21 100m; 23-7 1/4 in the long jump (7.19m); 44-9 in the shot put (13.64m); 6-2 in the high jump (1.88m); and 49.96 in the 400m.

Eric Broadbent is the first day leader with 4152 points, followed by David Klech of Oregon at 4126, then Grey Horn of Florida at 4080.

In the Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon, Seattle Pacific's Crystal Sims stands eleventh after the first day with a score of 3067 points.

She ran 14.85 in the 100 hurdles, then high jumped 5-2 1/4. Sims threw the shot 37-5 (11.51m), and ran the 200m in 25.16.

US Olympian Sharon Day leads after four events with a score of 3546, followed by Canadian Olympian Ruky Abdulai at 3534 points. Liz Roehrig stands third at 3488 points.

In the accompanying California Invitational heptathlon, Seattle Pacific's Ali Worthen is in ninth at 3009 points (14.75/5-7 (1.70m)/32-5.5 (9.89m)/26.47).

Washington's Sarah Schireman is 26th at 2683 points (15.21/5-1 (1.55m)/29-4 (8.94m)/26.77), while Husky teammate Shelby Williams is 29th at 2620 points (16.31/4-9.5 (1.46m)/36-1.5 (11.01m)/26;31).

The meet resumes Thursday.

Complete day 1 results are available below.


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