Thursday, April 16, 2015

Southern California plays host to Washington teams with trio of meets highlighted by Mt. SAC...

Southern California is the destination for most of Washington’s Division I and II schools this week, with several meets in the area as the time before the conference championship meets gets closer.

The Mt. SAC Relays at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut began Wednesday with the multi-events, staged at Azusa Pacific College along with the California Invitational Multis, while the meet proper begins Thursday with the distance carnival.

At the California Invitational Multis, University of Washington redshirt freshman Cole Jensen (left/photo by Paul Merca) and senior Nick Pfeiffer both sit in the top-seven of the invitational decathlon section, while redshirt freshman Carson Murray is third overall in the "B" section with over 3,500 points after his day one as well. 

On the women's side, C.J. Smith is through four events of her first heptathlon, ranking 25th overall out of 48 competitors.

Jensen and Murray are both halfway through their first collegiate decathlons and performing very well through day one. Jensen has 3,628 points to sit fifth in the invite section while Murray has 3,543 points thus far.

Smith heads into day two with 2,814 points.

In addition to the Mt. SAC Relays, athletes will be scattered throughout Southern California with competition at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific, and the Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach State University at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

The link to entries for the Mt. SAC Relays is available here.

The link to entries for the Bryan Clay Invitational is available here.

The link to entries for the Beach Invitational is available here.

A limited number of athletes from the University of Washington and Gonzaga University are competing in Eugene at the Oregon Relays.

One team that is staying at home this weekend is Central Washington, as they host the Spike Arlt Invitational meet on their campus on Saturday.

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