Murphy Finishes Seventh in Pac-10 Decathlon Competition
May 8, 2005
In the final day of the 2005 Pac-10 Multi-Events (heptathlon/decathlon) held at UCLA's Drake Stadium junior David Murphy's 5,606 points placed seventh, good for two team points for the Bruin men.
On the final day, the men competed in the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m. Murphy won his specialty, the pole vault, with a mark of 16-6.75 (926 points). In the other four events - he placed sixth (lifetime best 16.82, 643 points) in the 110m hurdles; seventh (95-0, 444 points) in the discus; eighth in the javelin (99-7, 304 points) and eighth (6:30.26, 154 points) in the 1500m.
The 2005 Pac-10 decathlon champion was Washington State junior Darion Powell, with a 10-event total of 7,531 points, a lifetime best and NCAA automatic qualifier. Powell, who entered the final day in first-place, won two events on Sunday, the 110m hurdles (14.90, 862 points) and discus (153-8, 805 points), and also tied for fourth in the pole vault (14-3.25, 716 points); placed second in the javelin (193-9, 724 points) and was sixth (5:04.39, 535 points) in the 1500m.
Second-place went to Oregon junior Andy Young (7,165) and California junior Jonas Hallgrimsson finished third (7,002 points, lifetime best, NCAA provisional qualifier).
Next Saturday/Sunday (May 14-15), UCLA's Drake Stadium will host the 2005 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships. On Saturday (nine field event finals/four running event finals), the men's hammer starts at 10:30 a.m., other field events begin at 1 p.m. and the running events start at 1:20 p.m. On Sunday (all finals), the women's hammer begins at 10:30 a.m., the rest of the field events at 12:45 p.m. and the running events at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12 (adult all-session pass), $7 (youth all-session pass and adult single session pass) and $5 (youth single session pass). For ticket information, please call 310-UCLA-WIN (310-825-2946).
2005 Pac-10 Multi-Events (Final Day)
UCLA's Drake Stadium
May 8, 2005
Decathlon - 1. Darion Powell, WSU, 7,531; 2. Andy Young, UO, 7,165; 3. Jonas Hallgrimsson, UC, 7,002; 4. Cody Fleming, UO, 6,980; 5. Nick Taylor, SU, 6,832; 6. Jake Arnold, UA, 6,617; 7. David Murphy, UCLA, 5,606; 8. Ryan Ehler, ASU, 5,211; Brandon Brownell, UW (dropped out of competition on Saturday because of injury).
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