Stanford Off To A Strong Start At Pac-10 Multis

May 9, 2008

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    Tempe, Ariz.- Stanford is off to a good start at the first day of the Pac-10 Multi-event Championships. Josh Hustedt sits in third place halfway through the decathlon to lead the men, while Lauren Stewart sits in sixth place halfway through the heptathlon competition to lead the Stanford women.

    Hustedt had a season best time in the 400 meters of 50.64 seconds to lead him to third place. Hustedt has 3,775 points after five of ten events. He trails Ashton Eaton of Oregon who has the day-one lead with 4.069 points.

    Also competing in the decathlon for Stanford is Corey Dysick who is 11th after day-one. Dysick has 3,017 points through the first five events.

    Stewart leads the Stanford women with 3,269 points after four of seven events in the heptathlon. Stewart recorded a season best in the 100 meter hurdles of 14.24 seconds to spearhead her day.

    Also faring well for Stanford was Whitney Liehr who sits in eighth place. Liehr recorded season bests in the high jump (5-6 ½) and the shot put (36-6 ½) on the way to 3,108 points.

    The other Stanford competitors in the heptathlon were Kara Bennett and Lexie Spiranac. Bennett is 15th after the first day with 2,845 points, while Spiranac is 18th with 2,689 points.

    The Stanford multi-event athletes will be back on the track tomorrow for the conclusion of the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships. The Cardinal athletes will look to get the Cardinal off to a good start for next weekends Pac-10 Track and Field Championships.

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