Long Beach State Duo In Front After Day One Of Multis
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2016 Track and Field Championships Central
Decathlon - Day 1 Results | Heptathlon - Day 1 Results
Long Beach State sophomore Herman Day and junior Riley Cooks are the leaders of the decathlon and heptathlon as day one of the Multi-Events portion of the Big West Track and Field Championships concluded at Jack Rose Track Friday.
Day finished in the top four of all five events to take a narrow lead over UC Santa Barbara sophomore Tyler Nelson. Day accumulated 3,899 points to Nelson's 3,873.
Day overtook Nelson for first place after the fourth event – the high jump – as he finished second with a clearance of 6-07.5. Day also placed third in the 100m (11.12), fourth in the long jump (22-08.5), third in the shot put (42-08.25) and second in the 400m (50.76).
Nelson grabbed first place in the 100m (10.93) and 400m (48.79) while finishing runner-up in the shot put (43-07.75).
UC Davis freshman Kyle Clancy sits in third with 3,792 points on the strength of a victory in the high jump as he cleared 6 feet, 11 inches. He also came in second in the 100m and long jump.
Cal Poly teammates Teddy Scranton and Ivy Adair are fourth and sixth, respectively, with 3,755 and 3,628 points. CSUN's Re'Quan Harley is fifth with 3,699 points.
Cooks owns a substantial 292 point lead in the heptathlon after an outstanding day in which she won the 100-meter hurdles (13.6) and 200m (24.12). She also finished second in the shot put (40-11.75) and tied for fourth in the high jump (5-03).
Cooks is ahead of Hope Bender of UC Santa Barbara. The freshman tallied 3,143 points with her best finish a runner-up in the 200m (24.71).
Junior Tayler Fleming of UC Riverside is third, just 25 points back of Bender, with 3,118. She tied for first in the high jump (5-06.5). Rounding out the top five are UC Santa Barbara's Tori Usgaard (2,933) and Hawaii's Sha'tres Ah Nee (2,912).
The Multi-Events competitions conclude Saturday at Jack Rose Track. The decathlon begins at 11 a.m. with the 110m hurdles, while the discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m will follow. The heptathlon commences at 1 p.m. with the long jump, followed by the javelin and 800m.