Henderson, Taiwo Lead At Pac-10 Multis

Heptathlon results: Leaderboard | Event-by-Event

Decathlon results: Leaderboard | Event-by-Event

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TUCSON, Ariz. - After day one of the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships combined events weekend, senior Samantha Henderson of Arizona State leads the women's seven-event heptathlon with 3,396 points. On the men's side, junior Jeremy Taiwo of Washington leads the men's 10-event decathlon with 4,215 points.


Henderson is pacing a 1-2-3 standing for Arizona State in the heptathlon. She picked up marks of 13.92 in the 100 hurdles, 5-7.75 in the high jump, 41-7.25 in the shot put and 25.71 in the 200 meters. She got the day's best marks in the high jump and the shot put.


"I thought the competition was tough," Henderson said. "I wanted to do better in the high jump and shot put. I want to improve on my speed and hit my best times and also improve on my throws."


ASU sophomore Keia Pinnick is in second place with 3,237 points. She won the 200 meters in a time of 24.07. ASU sophomore Christabel Nettey rounds out the top three with 3,197 points. She won the 100-meter hurdles with a clocking of 13.71.


Taiwo recorded marks of 10.98 in the 100 meters, 23-11.5 in the long jump, 42-11 in the shot put, 6-11 in the high jump and 48.49 in the 400 meters. He picked up the day's best marks in the high jump and the 400 meters.


"I feel good, I definitely was hoping for a first solid day," Taiwo said. "I didn't do well in my last decathlon so I wanted to get my spirits back. It's great to have my family here and win an event. It felt great and I'm going to keep it rolling into day two in this great weather. I love competing in this weather."


Senior David Klech of Oregon sits in second place with 4,127 points. He won the 100 meters (10.88), the long jump (24-7.75) and the high jump (6-11). UCLA sophomore Dominic Giovannoni rounds out the top three with 3,804 points.


On Saturday, the heptathlon will wrap with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters. The decathlon will wrap with the 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters.


Competition will resume at the Pac-10 Championships on Sat., May 7 with the remainder of the decathlon at 3 p.m. and the remainder of the heptathlon at 4 p.m. For continued coverage of the Pac-10 Track and Field Championships, visit pac-10.org or ArizonaWildcats.com.

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