Conrad Tied for First, Young in Second at the Cal Multi Events

March 29, 2006

BERKELEY - Freshman Steven Conrad is tied with Matt Chisam a top the decathlon leaderboard and redshirt freshman Artensia Young is in second in the heptathlon after the first day of competition at the California Multi Events in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday.

Conrad tallied a total of 3469 points on the first day. The Grass Valley, Calif., native posted an 11.63 time in the 100m, jumped 21-20.75 (6.47m) in the long jump, tallied a 36-4 (11.06m) in the shot put, 6-00.50 (1.84m) in the high jump and was clocked at 49.38 in the 400m.

Senior Scott Sobieralski stands in fifth place, with 3397 points. Sobieralski posted 11.54 in the 100m, 22-00.75 (6.72m) in the long jump, 40-00.50 (12.20m) in the shot put, 6-00.50 (1.84m) in the high jump and was timed at 54.35 in the 400m.

In the heptathlon, Young opened the first day of the meet with one of her best performance as a Golden Bear. She tallied a 14.04m in the 100m hurdles, jumped a 5-3 (1.60m) in the high jump, collected a 31-3.25 (9.53m) in the shot put and was clocked at 25.14 in the 200m.

Young is in second behind, Liz Roehrig of Minnesota who was the Big Ten champion in the pentathlon this last indoor season. Young is in front of several key competitors at this week's meet including, Annett Wichmann of Hawaii - the World Youth champion in 2001, Franziska Lakomy of SMU - German Junior National Champion in the heptathlon and Okalahoma State's Baiba Blumbaha - a five-time Latvia junior champion in the heptathlon.

Redshirt freshman Tifani Grimes is in fifth place after Wednesday's events. Grimes posted a 14.53 in the 100m hurdles, 5-5.25 (1.66m) in the high jump, 33-5.25 (10.19m) in the shot put and 29.78 in the 200m.

The meet will wrap up tomorrow with men's decathlon events starting at 10 a.m. (PST) and women's heptathlon events at 11:30 a.m. (PST).

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