Challenge of Atlas & Athena Results-Day One

May 9, 2003

Bryan Clay and Gigi Miller led the field at the Challenge of Atlas and Athena Friday, a two-day decathlon and heptathlon competition, hosted by the University of California at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.

Clay captured three events to earn his first-place standing with 4243 points. Clay won the first two events of the day-the 100-meter dash (10.46) and long jump (24-0.75)-and was also victorious in the 400m (49.4). Pat Pyle finished the day in second place with 3956 points. Cal volunteer assistant coach Andy Giesler is in fifth place with 3867 points as he won the shot put with a throw of 49-11.75. Former Golden Bear standout Bevan Hart is in eighth place (3628) after Friday's events and is one of Saturday's top contenders in the pole vault.

In the heptathlon, Gigi Miller was first among the trio, compiling 3483 points, as she won the 100m hurdles (13.36) and the 200m (24.14). Former Cal standout and current volunteer assistant coach Missy Vanek tied for first in the high jump with a mark of 5-9.25. Robin Unger also jumped 5-9.25 and won the shot put (44-2.75).

The Challenge of Atlas and Athena continues Saturday, May 10 at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley. The meet starts with the decathlon's 110m hurdles at 10:15 a.m. and concludes with the decathlon's 1500m run at 6 p.m. The heptathlon starts at 1:30 p.m. with the long jump.

Decathlon-Challenge of Atlas and Athena

1. Bryan Clay, 4243100m: 1. 10.46, LJ: 1. 24-0.75, SP: 3. 46-0, HJ: 3t. 6-6.25, 400m: 1. 49.4

2. Pat Pyle, 3956100m: 2. 10.79, LJ: 4. 22-2.25, SP: 6. 44-5.50, HJ: 3t. 6-6.25, 400m: 3t. 50.4

3. Joe Cebulski, 3923100m: 7. 11.24, LJ: 5. 22-1.75, SP: 4. 45-5.25, HJ: 1. 6-7.50, 400m: 2. 49.9

4. Billy Pappas, 3910100m: 6. 11.14, LJ: 3. 22-10.50, SP: 5. 45-0.50, HJ: 2. 6-5.00, 400m: 3t. 50.4

5. Andy Giesler, 3867100m: 8. 11.26, LJ: 2. 23-2.75, SP: 1. 49-11.75, HJ: 6t. 6-0.50, 400m: 8. 51.0

6. Chad Smith, 3739100m: 3. 10.97, LJ: 9. 21-2.75, SP: 2. 46-9, HJ: 6t. 6-0.50, 400m: 5t. 50.8

7. Jason Williams, 3638100m: 4. 11.02, LJ: 6. 21-10.25, SP: 9. 41-7, HJ: 6t. 6-0.50, 400m: 9. 51.6

8. Bevan Hart, 3628100m: 9t. 11.32, LJ: 8. 21-6.25, SP: 8. 42-5.25, HJ: 5. 6-1.50, 400m: 5t. 50.8

9. Ed Coats, 3438100m: 9t. 11.32, LJ: 10. 20-2.50, SP: 10. 41-1, HJ: 10. 5-1, 400m: 5t. 50.8

10. Mike Kuoppamaki, 2898100m: 5. 11.10, LJ: 7. 21-8.75, SP: 7. 43-0.25, HJ: 6t. 6-0.50, 400m: 10. DNF.

Withdrawals: Michael Eskind, Greg Ross, David Pope, Steven Moore

Heptathlon-Challenge of Atlas & Athena

1. Gigi Miller, 3483100mH: 1. 13.36, HJ: 3. 5-4.50, SP: 2. 39-5, 200m: 1. 24.14

2. Missy Vanek, 3418100mH: 2. 13.96, HJ: 1t. 5-9.25, SP: 3. 38-4.75, 200m: 2. 25.24

3. Robin Unger, 3390100mH: 3. 14.43, HJ: 1t. 5-9.25, SP: 1. 44-2.75, 200m: 3. 26.14

Withdrawals: Kristina Bajema, Eunice Barber, Tracey Lawyer-Thomas, Lindsey Taylor

*Hept. 200m is converted hand time.

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