Pac-10 Decathlon, Heptathlon Final Results (5/13/01)

May 16, 2001

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Washington State redshirt sophomore Ellannee Richardson won the heptathlon with a
season-best 5,578 points and Oregon junior Saniago Lorenzo claimed the decathlon with 7,617 points at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships Sunday at Edwards Stadium.Richardson's victory gave the Cougars their first-ever conference heptathlon title.

Whitney Evans of WSU, the first day leader, finished second with 5,546 points, while Stanford's
Julie Tinker, who finished fifth a year ago, placed third with 5,432. Cal's Shawna Adkins, who was competing in only her second ever heptathlon, finished fourth with a career-best 5,050.

Evans held a 12-point lead over Richardson heading into the final event - the 800m. Richardson
surpassed her teammate with the 871 points she earned for her victory in the 800m (2:16.58). Richardson won two of the three events on the final day, grabbing the javelin with a PR of 143-2 (previous best: 125-3). She led after the first event - the 100mH - and didn't regain the lead until the conclusion of the competition.

The WSU one-two finish puts it in first place in the women's team race with 18 points heading
into the main portion of the Pac-10 Championships next weekend.

After starting the day slowly with sub-PR performances in the long jump and javelin, Adkins
recorded her fourth PR of the competition in the 800m (2:19.68), which proved to be her second-best event in terms of points (828). On day one, Adkins posted PRs in the 100mH (14.84 ht), shot put (38-6.25) and 200m (25.87).

After finishing runner-up the last two years to Cal's Bevan Hart, Lorenzo led wire-to-wire, as
he garnered his first Pac-10 decathlon crown. He was consistent throughout championship, garnering first place in the 400m yesterday and finishing no lower than fourth in any event.

Stanford's Jason Goff placed second with 7,428 points, and Oregon's Billy Pappas took third with
7,342. Cal junior Matt Blair posted 7,099 points to finish sixth for the second-straight year at the league meet. After a somewhat disappointing start, Blair wrapped up the meet with PRs in the javelin (175-5, 4th place) and the 1500m (4:32.87, 2nd).

Oregon enters the second weekend of competition (May 19-20) as the men's leader with 16 points on the strength of Lorenzo's and Pappas' performances in the decathlon.

Pac-10 Multi-Events ChampionshipsSunday, May 13, Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, CA

Heptathlon Results (final) Decathlon Results (final)1. Ellannee Richardson, WSU 5578 1. Santiago Lorenzo, ORE 76172. Whitney Evans, WSU 5546 2. Jason Goff, STAN 74283. Julie Tinker, STAN 5432 3. Billy Pappas, ORE 73424. Shawna Adkins, CAL 5050 4. Steve Dwyer, WSU 71695. Jenny Kenyon, ORE 4911 5. Russell Silvers, USC 71186. Ann Sullivan, ORE 4874 6. Matt Blair, CAL 70997. Spring Harris, USC 4855 7. Casy Thompson, USC 68768. Lillian Bush, STAN 4811 8. Ryan Hendren, USC 66969. Elizabeth Arollo, ASU 4327 9. Jason Slye, ORE 6631 10. Kyle Frerichs, ASU 6506

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