LACEY— Saint Martin's freshman Jaysen Yoro (above/photo courtesy Saint Martin's University) used a meet-record high jump of 6-6 1/4 (1.99m) to take the lead after day 1 of the decathlon Monday in the GNAC Multi-Event Championships on the Saint Martin’s University campus.
Yoro, who also had the best mark of the day in the 100 meters (11.26), scored 3,617 points. In all, Yoro finished either first or second in each of the first five events.
Justin Peterson of Central Washington stands fourth at the halfway mark with 3299 points, with SMU’s David Durden fifth with 3279 and Michael Stralser of Western Washington sixth with 3194 points.
Karolin Anders of Alaska Anchorage leads the heptathlon after four events, with 3071 points.
Maliea Luquin of Seattle Pacific stands in a tie for third with 2777 points, while Kaylie Greninger of Western Washington is fifth at 2638, Maddi Hommes of SPU seventh at 2515, and HarLee Ortega from Central Washington is eighth with 2514.
The meet resumes Tuesday on the SMU campus, with the main portion of the GNAC championships beginning on Friday May 8th on the Western Oregon campus in Monmouth.
NOTE: Saint Martin’s University and the GNAC contributed to this report.