Pac-10 Multi-Evnets Kick Off Pac-10 Track and Field Championships

May 7, 2010

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    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- The multi-events portion of the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships will get underway this weekend in Berkeley, Calif., at Edwards Stadium on the campus of the University of California. Competition starts at 11 a.m. on both days, and admission is free.

    Defending his Pac-10 decathlon title for the second time will be OREGON senior Ashton Eaton, who scored 8,091 points at last year’s Pac-10 Championships. Eaton is a two-time NCAA decathlon champion, having posted 8,241 points in claiming last season’s title. He also added an NCAA indoor title in the heptathlon last March with a world record 6,499-point performance.

    On the women’s side, Oregon junior Brianne Theisen captured last season’s Pac-10 heptathlon title with 5,986 points and went on to claim the NCAA title as well with 6,086 points.

    Competition Schedule:

    Saturday, May 8
    11 a.m. 100 meters Decathlon
    11:20 a.m. 110 meter hurdles Heptathlon
    11:40 a.m. Long Jump Decathlon
    12:05 p.m. High Jump Heptathlon
    12:55 p.m. Shot Put Decathlon
    2:30 p.m. High Jump Decathlon
    2:35 p.m. Shot Put Heptathlon
    4 p.m. 200 meters Heptathlon
    5:20 p.m. 400 meters Decathlon

    Sunday, May 9
    11 a.m. 110 meter hurdles Decathlon
    11:35 a.m. Long Jump Heptathlon
    11:45 a.m. Discus Decathlon
    1:25 p.m. Pole Vault Decathlon
    1:30 p.m. Javelin Heptathlon
    3 p.m. 800 meters Heptathlon
    4:15 p.m. Javelin Decathlon
    5:55 p.m. 1,500 meters Decathlon

    The entire 2010 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships will take place on the University of California campus at Edwards Stadium Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16. Reserved and general admission tickets are available online at Tickets also will be available at the Ticket Kiosk at Edward’s Stadium, opening 90 minutes prior to the start of competition.



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