April 1, 2011
TUCSON -- Washington State's Sean Harris reached a lifetime-best total of 6,641 points at the Jim Click Shootout Track and Field meet at the University of Arizona's Drachman Stadium Friday. For the second day, temperatures were in the mid-90-degrees range during the competition in Tucson.
Harris, a junior from Kent, Wash., surpassed his previous decathlon PR by 410 points to take ninth place among the 16 competitors who completed the 10 events. After Harris tallying lifetime-best marks in four events Thursday, he reached PRs in four more events Friday. Harris ran a PR time in the 110m hurdles of 15.23 seconds, threw the discus 135-feet, 1 inch (41.17m), pole vaulted a PR height of 13-9 1/4 (4.20m), threw the javelin a PR distance of 167-9 (51.14m), and ran the 1500m in 5:14.78, taking more than 21 seconds off his previous best time. Canadian Damian Warner, competing unattached, won the decathlon with 7,632 points.
Angela Jensen, a senior from Tacoma, scored a total of 4,742 points in the heptathlon, eighth-best among the 13 competitors. Friday, Jensen long jumped 16-1 3/4 (4.92m), threw the javelin 102-9 (31.31m), and ran the 800m in a time of 2:32.63. Colorado State graduate Emily Pearson won the heptathlon with 5,647 points.
The Jim Click Shootout team and individual competition begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with individuals and relays from Washington State, host Arizona, Ohio State and Minnesota.