Mills-Bunje in Fourth in Day One of UC Davis Multi Event
March 25, 2009
DAVIS, Calif. -
Sophomore Kyle Mills-Bunje led the way for California in the decathlon in the UC Davis Multi Meet on Wednesday at the Woody Wilson Track. Mills-Bunje stands in fourth place (3,586 points) after day one of the competition, while freshman Kevin Kuechler (2,675 points) is in 13th. Current Cal volunteer assistant coach, Mark Jellison, is in first place with 3,825 points.
Mills-Bunje excelled in the three field events, taking second in the high jump with a mark of 6-4.75 (1.95m), the long jump at 6.85m and fourth in the shot put at 39-7.25 (12.07m). Mills-Bunje just missed matching his career high in the high jump, which currently is 1.96m.
Jellison, competing unattached, currently stands in first with Fresno State's Matt Bushnell in second with 3,641 points and Jake Nelson from Chico State in third with 3,599 points.
The Bears will compete in the second day of the UC Davis Multi Event tomorrow at Woody Wilson Track. Cal will also compete this week in the Stanford Invitational from March 27-28.
Men's Decathlon Standings (through five events)
1. Mark Jellison unattached 38252. Matt Bushnell Fresno State 36413. Jake Nelson Chico State 35994. Kyle Mills-Bunje California 35865. Sam Schur Sac State 33556. Brian Beeman unattached 32987. Robert Neely UC Davis 32158. Evan Young Fresno State 32119. Dimitry Yakoushkin unattached 319110. Will Guthrie UC Davis 316611. Cody Uebelhardt Chico State 301412. Jon-Michael Delima Chico State 286513. Kevin Kuechler California 267514. Michael Storer Chico State 264215. Matt Reyes Sac City 2227
Men's 400 Meters
Kyle Mills-Bunje 52.68