Josh Hustedt Places Fifth At Pac-10 Decathlon Championship

May 7, 2006

Eugene, Or - Sophomore Josh Hustedt finished in fourth place among 13 competitors on Sunday afternoon at the 2006 Pacific-10 Decathlon Championship at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

Hustedt had a two-day total of 6,992 points. Jake Arnold of Arizona won the ten-event competition with 7,691 points.

Hustedt, who has a season and career-best of 7,070 points, began Sunday with 876 points in the 110 meter hurdles (14.78). His second-best effort of the day was 804 points in the pole vault (15-3, 4.65m).

Freshman Lauren Stewart placed fifth among 13 competitors in the Pac-10 Heptathlon Championship. Stewart surpassed her previous career-best mark of 5,110 points with a two-day total of 5,141 points. Her point total is sixth-best in school history. Jacquelyn Johnson of Arizona State won the seven-event competition with a career-best 5,987 points. It was Johnson's second Pac-10 title in the last three years.

Stewart's best event on Sunday was the 800 meters where a time of 2:28.53 gained her 711 points.

The regular portion of the Pac-10 Championships will be held May 13-14 at the University of Oregon. The Cardinal women are the defending Pac-10 champions.

Complete results are available at www.goducks.com

Men's Decathlon Final Results (13 athletes)
1. Jake Arnold, Arizona, 7,691 points
2. Joshua Kinnaman, Arizona State, 7,207 points
3. Andy Young Oregon, 7,071 points
4. Josh Hustedt, Stanford, 6,992 points (100 meters, 11.36, 782 points); long jump (23-8, 7.21m, 864 points); shot put (32-1, 9.78m, 472 points); high jump (6-6, 1.98m, 785 points); 400 meters (50.10, 810 points); 110 meter hurdles (14.78, 876 points); discus (108-4, 33.03m, 524 points); pole vault (15-3, 4.65m, 804 points); javelin (138-9, 42.29m, 475 point); 1500 meters (4:53.08, 600 points)

Women's Heptathlon Final Results (13 competitors)
1. Jacquelyn Johnson, Arizona State, 5,987 points
2. Julie Pickler, Washington State, 5,560 points
3. Lauryn Jordan, Oregon, 5,378 points
5. Lauren Stewart, Stanford, 5,141 points; 100 meter hurdles (14.64, 890 points); high jump (5-7 3/4, 1.72m, 879 points); shot put (35-2 1/2, 10.73m, 577 points); 200 meters (25.51, 841 points); long jump (18-0 1/4, 5.49m, 697 points); javelin (110-5, 33.67m, 546 points); 800 meters (2:28.53, 711 points)

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