Day 1 of College Decathlon, Heptathlon Complete

Decathlon Day 1 Results in PDF Format
Heptathlon Day 1 Results in PDF Format

PHILADELPHIA - Penn Stateathleteshave gone1-2 in both the college men’s decathlon and college women’s heptathlon after the first day of competition at the Penn Relays.

On the men’s side, Chris Morrissey has 3,765 points which puts him just ahead of Nittany Lion teammate James Myles (3,649). Thomas Dunn of Delaware State is in third place (3,606). A total of seven athletes are competing.

Among the women, Gayle Hunter has 3,324 points, putting her ahead of PSU teammate Amber Strouse (3,118) and Natoya Baird of Coppin State (3,090) at the top of a 10-person field. They are the only women with more than 3,000 points heading into Wednesday’s action.

Myles got off to a good start, winning the 100-meter dash in 11.04 seconds to defeat Dunn (11.14) and Shawn Colligan of Penn State (11.25). He then took first in the long jump, clearing 6.87 meters to nip Dunn (6.85m) and Morrissey (6.68m).

Michael Dell of Messiah easily won the shot put competition with a toss of 13.32 meters, while Morrissey took second (12.02m). Morrissey then earned his first win of the day when he took first in the high jump at 1.99 meters. Keith Onto of St. Francis (Pa.) was second (1.90m) while Myles was third (1.84m) and Colligan was fourth (1.81m).

Dunn earned his first victory in the day's final event, the 400-meter dash, with a winning time of 48.80 seconds which defeated Morrissey by just .80 seconds. Dell was third (49.79), and Colligan also broke 50 seconds (49.89).

In the heptathlon competition, Hunter got off to a good start by winning the 100-meter hurdles in 14.07 seconds, while Maddy Outman of Williams College was second (14.60) just aheadof Strouse (14.63) and Baird (14.65). Strouse then took first place in the high jump, clearing 1.75 meters to nip Baird (1.72m), Hunter (1.66m) and Outman (1.60m).

Hunter took first in the shot put with a toss of 11.20 meters, ahead of Lisa Chatman from Richard Stockton College (10.50m) and Baird (10.43). Her third first-place finish of the day came in the 200-meter dash, where she clocked 24.41 to defeat second-place Outman by nearly a full second (25.27). Christina Taylor of Cabrini was third (25.34).

Both the decathlon and heptathlon competitions will conclude Wednesday afternoon.

Download: Dec - Day One.pdf