Oregon's Theisen, Keys Lead at Multis
Event: Pac-12 Track & Field Championships
Location: Eugene, Ore.
Venue: Hayward Field
Dates: May 5-6, May 12-13
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Day One Results: Heptathlon | Decathlon
EUGENE, Ore. -- OREGON's Dakotah Keys and Brianne Theisen lead the field after the first day of competition at the Pac-12 Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Keys is first in a field of 18 men with 3,969 points, and Theisen has posted 3,758 points to place first of 15 women.
"I feel like a couple of the events were not up to par, definitely not what I was hoping for, but still overall I am happy," said Keys of his performance on Saturday.
Theisen commented: "I was extremely happy with the 200. The crowd helped a lot. I'm happy to be through today up 150 points on what I wanted to score. I think I will be much more relaxed tomorrow."
In the decathlon, UCLA's Marcus Nilsson (3,887) is second, followed by WASHINGTON STATE's Michael Bolligar (3,737), ARIZONA STATE's Jamie Sandys (3,624) and ASU's Austin Prince (3,604) round out the top five.
In the heptathlon, ASU's Keia Pinnick posted 3,402 points to place second, UTAH's Brianna LeRoy is third (3,216), UCLA's Tatum Souza is fourth (3,202) and COLORADO's Brianne Beemer is fifth with 3,138 points.
Keys came in first place in the long jump and high jump. He posted a personal best in the high jump, clearing at 6-9/2.06m. He also went 23-7/7.20m in the long jump.
Ducks teammate Alec Fellows was the fastest in the 100 meter race, finishing with a time of 11.12 seconds and the Bruins' Nilsson threw a 47-4.5/14.44m in the shot put to place first in the event. The other top finisher was the Buffs' Adam Salzmann, who's 48.59 was the fastest in the 400-meter race.
Theisen, who was competing in her first heptathlon in two years after missing all of last season because of an injury, was first in three of the four events competed today. She ran a 23.90 in the 200 meter race, 13.50 in the 100-meter hurdles and cleared 6-0/1.83m in the high jump.
Pinnick was second in the 200-meter run (24.07) and 100-meter hurdles (13.50), helping her second-place finish after Day One. WASHINGTON's Shelby Williams was tops in the shot put with a throw of 42.4.75/12.92m.
The multi events resume at the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday morning beginning with the men's 100-meter hurdles at 11 a.m., followed by the men's discus at 11:45 a.m. The women's first action of the day is slated for noon with the long jump.
Fans can follow the action with live stats. The link and for more information on the championships can be found on the championships page at www.pac-12.org.
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