Lorenzo Leads Duck Sweep of Indoor Heptathlon at Wisconsin

Jan. 26, 2002

MADISON, Wis. - Senior Santiago Lorenzo led the Duck decathletes in their indoor season multi-event debut, posting the world's second-leading score in Friday's and Saturday's heptathlon win in the Wisconsin Elite Invitational at the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center.

Lorenzo won the seven-event competition with a score of 5,608 points, followed by redshirt senior teammate Billy Pappas (second, 5,446) and redshirt junior Jason Slye (third, 5,064). Lorenzo's score also broke the track record of former NCAA decathlon champion James Dunkleberger (5,539) from 1996.

'Our guys competed very well and were very solid all the way around,' Oregon assistant coach Bill Lawson said. 'Each one had various personal bests, and it was an exciting start and a sign of good things to come.'

Lorenzo's 138-point personal best moved him to second in the world behind current world leader Dmitriy Ivanov of Russia (5,671). Pappas' mark moved him to third on the U.S. season best list, while Slye's mark was a 75-point personal best.

Among Friday's and Saturday's seven events in Madison, Lorenzo won the shot put (46-4) with a personal best by more than a foot and also led competitors in the long jump (23-4), shot put (46-4) and 1,000 (2:51.66). He also turned a personal best in the 60 hurdles (8.23) and tied his pole vault best (16-0 3/4). Pappas added the meet's top mark in the 60 hurdles (8.23), and Slye posted the best mark in the pole vault with a five-inch personal best and tied the NCAA provisional mark (17-0 3/4).

Overall, Lorenzo's marks included 7.21 (60m), 23-4 (long jump), 46-4 (shot put), 6-3 1/4 (high jump), 8.45 (60m hurdles), 16-0 3/4 (pole vault), and 2:51.66 (1,000m). Pappas' marks were 7.29 (60m), 23-2 (long jump), 45-2 1/2 (shot put), 6-3 1/4 (high jump), 8.23 (60 hurdles), 14-11 (pole vault) and 2:56.65 (1,000m), and Slye's marks were 7.25 (60m), 20-5 1/4 (long jump), 38-4 (shot put), 5-8 (high jump), 8.59 (60 hurdles), 17-0 3/4 (pole vault) and 2:59.98 (1,000m).

Next week, the Duck men and women's track and field teams travel to the Washington Quad Classic in Seattle, Sat., Feb. 2.



FINAL RESULTS

Wisconsin Elite Invitational
Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wis.
Jan. 25-26, 2002

Heptathlon - 1, Santiago Lorenzo, Oregon, 5,608. 2, Billy Pappas, Oregon, 5,446. 3, Jason Slye, Oregon, 5,064, 4, Ashraf Fadel, Wisconsin, 4,946, 5, Jason Shonkwiler, Wisconsin, 4,856, 6, Nick Newton, Marquette, 4,581.

Heptathlon 60 metersHeat 11, Ashraf Fadel, WIS 7.18 8192, Santiago Lorenzo, ORE 7.21 8093, Billy Pappas, ORE 7.29 7824, Ryan Tremelling, WIS 7.45 729Heat 21, Jason Slye, ORE 7.25 7962, Nick Newton, MARQ 7.27 7893, Jason Shonkwiler, WIS 7.30 7794, Brian Grogan, UNAT 7.71 6465, Ben Roland, UNAT 7.72 643

Heptathlon Long jump1, Lorenzo, ORE 7.11m (23-4) 8402, Pappas, ORE 7.06m (23-2) 8283, Shonkwiler, WIS 6.70m (21-11 3/4) 7434, Newton, MARQ 6.55m (21-6) 7095, Roland, UNAT 6.36m (20-10 1/2) 6666, Tremelling, WIS 6.35m (20-10) 6647, Slye, ORE 6.23m (20-5 1/4) 6378, Grogan, UNAT 6.22m (20-5) 6359, Fadel, WIS 6.20m (20-4 1/4) 630

Heptathlon Shot put1, Santiago, ORE 14.12m (46-4) 7362, Pappas, ORE 13.78m (45-2 1/2) 7153, Fadel, WIS 12.16m (39-10 3/4) 6164, Tremelling, WIS 12.13m (39-9 3/4) 6145, Grogan, UNAT 12.09m (39-8) 6126, Shonkwiler, WIS 11.73m (38-6) 5907, Slye, ORE 11.68m (38-4) 5878, Roland, UNAT 11.11m (36-5 �) 5539, Newton, MARQ 10.83m (35-6 �) 536

Heptathlon High jump1, Newton, MARQ 1.94m (6-4 1/4) 7492, Pappas, ORE 1.91m (6-3 1/4) 7233, Fadel, WIS 1.91m (6-3 1/4) 7234, Lorenzo, ORE 1.91m (6-3 1/4) 7235, Roland, UNAT 1.88m (6-2) 6966, Tremelling, WIS 1.88m (6-2) 6967, Shonkwiler, WIS 1.79m (5-10 �) 6198, Grogan, UNAT 1.79m (5-10 �) 6199, Slye, ORE 1.73m (5-8) 569

Heptathlon 60-meter hurdlesHeat 11, Pappas, ORE 8.23 9252, Lorenzo, ORE 8.45 8723, Fadel, WIS 8.59 8394, Tremelling, WIS 8.96 755Heat 21, Slye, ORE 8.59 8392, Shonkwiler, WIS 8.88 7723, Newton, MARQ 9.38 6644, Grogan, UNAT 9.83 574

Heptathlon Pole vault1, Slye, ORE 5.20m (17-0 3/4) 9722, Lorenzo, ORE 4.90m (16-0 3/4) 8803, Pappas, ORE 4.55m (14-11) 7754, Shonkwiler, WIS 4.35m (14-3 1/4) 7165, Fadel, WIS 4.25m (13-11 1/4) 6886, Newton, MARQ 3.65m (11-11 3/4) 5227, Roland, UNAT 3.50m (11-5 3/4) 482Grogan, UNAT NH 0Tremelling, WIS DNC

Heptathlon 1000 meters1, Lorenzo, ORE 2:51.66 7482, Roland, UNAT 2:55.53 7093, Pappas, ORE 2:56.65 6974, Slye, ORE 2:59.98 6645, Shonkwiler, WIS 3:02.83 6376, Fadel, WIS 3:03.42 6317, Newton, MARQ 3:05.41 6128, Grogan, UNAT 3:20.39 479Tremelling, WIS DNS

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