Nicholas Taylor Resides In Sixth Place At Pac-10 Decathlon Championship

May 7, 2005

Los Angeles, Ca - Nicholas Taylor stands in sixth place after first day (Saturday) competition at the 2005 Pacific-10 Decathlon Championships at UCLA.

Taylor, a senior from Sandy, Utah, chalked up 3,493 points in five events (100 meters, 400 meters, high jump, long jump, shot put).

Taylor began the competition with a day-high 771 points with a time of 11.41 points in the 100 meters. He then added 762 points in the 400 meters.

Darion Powell of Washington State leads the competition with 3,889 points. Robert Arnold of Arizona is second with 3,728 points.

Taylor's career-best is 6,501 points.

Competition in the final five events will be held on Sunday at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

For complete results, go to www.uclabruins.com

Men's Results (first day)
1. Darion Powell, Washington State, 3,889 points
2. Robert Arnold, Ariozna, 3,728 points
3. Cody Fleming, Oregon, 3,669 points
4. Jonas Hallgrimsson, California, 3,559 points
5. Andy Young, Oregon, 3,549 points
6. Nicholas Taylor, Stanford, 3,493 points
100 Meters - 5. Nicholas Taylor (S) 11.41 (771 points)
400 Meters - 4. Nicholas Taylor (S) 51.16 (762 points)
High Jump - 7. Nicholas Taylor (S) 5-10 3/4, 1.80m (627 points)
Long Jump - 7. Nicholas Taylor (S) 21-4 3/4, 6.52m (702 points)
Shot Put - 7. Nicholas Taylor (S) 40.8 1/4 , 12.40m (631 points)
7. David Murphy, UCLA, 3,135 points
8. Ryan Ehler, Arizona State, 3,015 points
9. Brandon Brownell, Washington State, 2,811 points™

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