Monday, April 2, 2012

SPU alum Chris Randolph leads Sam Adams decathlon competition at the break...

SANTA BARBARA, California--Seattle Pacific alum Chris Randolph (left/photo courtesy Thorpe Cup) took the first day lead in the decathlon Monday at the Sam Adams Multi-Events meet at Westmont College.

At the break, Randolph, who is now competing for Skechers, leads Oregon's Dakotah Keys by 20 points, scoring 3920 in the first five events to Keys' 3000.

Randolph opened the day by running the 100 meters in 11.41, then long jumped 22-10 3/4 (6.98m). He then threw the shot 47-4 1/2 (14.44m), high jumped 6-4 (1.93m), and finished with a 49.34 clocking in the 400.

University of Oregon freshman Alec Fellows from Edmonds is seventh with 3668 points, followed by Washington State's Michael Bolligar in eighth at 3619 points.

WSU's Sean Harris is tenth with 3442 points, with Seattle Pacific's Nate Johnson in eleventh with 3298 points.

In the heptathlon competition, 2008 US Olympian Sharon Day leads with 3845 points.

Seattle Pacific's Ali Worthen stands fifth with 3064 points, and teammate Katy Gross is eighth at the break with 2716 points.

Worthen leaped a career best 5-7 3/4 (1.72m) in the high jump, two inches better than her previous PR, and one inch short of the NCAA auto standard in the high jump.

Complete day 1 results of the Sam Adams Multi-Event meet are available here.

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