April 9, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Washington State junior Kyle Schauble is in second place after the first day of the decathlon at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational track and field meet at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
Schauble, from Kennewick, Wash., scored 3,347 points in the first five events of the 10-event competition. WSU freshman Sean Harris (Kent, Wash.) is in fifth place with 3,174 points. Rice University's Clayton Chaney leads the six-man field with 3,582 points.
Schauble opened the day with a 100m dash time of 11.29 seconds and long jumped 22-feet, 3 3/4 inches (6.80m). He threw the shot put a personal-best distance of 33-6 (10.21m), high jumped 5-5 (1.65m) and ran the 400m in a time of 50.74. Harris ran the 100m in 11.89 and long jumped 19-6 (5.94m). He led the field in the shot put with a distance of 41-1 1/2 (12.53m), and in the high jump with a PR leap of 6-3 1/2 (1.92m). Harris finished the day with a 400m time of 56.05.
WSU's Angela Jensen (sophomore, Tacoma) is in fourth place after the first four events of the women's heptathlon with first day PR total of 2,923 points. Jensen ran the 100m hurdles in a time of 14.51, high jumped 5-1 1/4 (1.56m), threw the shot put 29-8 3/4 (9.06m), and ran the 200m in a PR time of 25.31. USC's Nia Ali leads the four-woman field with 3,546 points.
In individual events contested Thursday, Phil MacArthur (senior, Ione, Wash.) took second place in the men's invitational hammer throw with an NCAA Regional Qualifying mark of 196-2 (59.80m). MacArthur has a better mark already this season. Kyle Davis-Hammerquist from Stanford won the event with a throw of 198-8 (60.56m).
In the women's open hammer throw, WSU freshman Kjirsten Jensen (Arlington, Wash.) took third place with a throw of 150-9 (45.94m). Deidre Tarver from Texas A&M won with a throw of 166-2 (50.66m) and UCLA's Catherine White was second with a throw of 150-11 (46.00m).
The multi-events continue Friday as well as selected individual events. The Distance Carnival events will be contested Friday night.