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JIM CLICK SHOOTOUT
Apr. 8-10 | Tucson, Ariz.
Roy P. Drachman Stadium
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Husky multis crew started the week's competition at the Jim Click Shootout at Arizona's Roy P. Drachman Stadium today, getting back into the rhythm of the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon for the first time in two years. The multis will conclude on Friday and then the Shootout will have a full day of competition on Saturday.
Senior Lyndsey Lopes currently sits in fifth-place in a very strong field with a four-event total of 3303 points. Junior Hannah Rusnak is eighth with 3,257. On the men's side, Parker Kennedy is eighth through five events with 3,561 points. Ollie Thorner completed four of the five events today but planned to not finish the 400-meters, as did volunteer assistant Tim Duckworth who was leading the competition up to that point.
Lopes and Rusnak opened up in the 100-meter hurdles. Lopes took fourth overall with a time of 13.81 seconds, while Rusnak was eighth with a time of 14.40. In the high jump, Rusnak was fourth with a make of 5-6 1/2, and Lopes cleared 5-5 1/4. Rusnak was fourth overall again in the shot put at 38-10 1/2 and Lopes was eighth in that event at 35-7 1/4. In the 200-meters to wrap up the day, Lopes took second overall in 24.78 despite a headwind for 907 points. Rusnak was seventh in a time of 25.50.
In the men's decathlon, Parker Kennedy opened with a 11.40 time in the 100-meters, while Ollie Thorner went 11.30 for eighth overall. Both Dawgs long jumped well, with Kennedy getting a season-best 22-5 3/4 and Thorner matching the PR he set last week at 22-2 1/2. Thorner went 40-3 1/2 in the shot put and Kennedy threw 38-9. Thorner would clear 6-3 1/4 in the high jump while Kennedy went 5-8. Kennedy closed the day with a personal-best in the 400-meters, running 49.34 for fourth overall.
Duckworth had a couple excellent events today, winning the long jump at 25-3 1/4 and also winning the high jump at just under seven feet, going 6-11 1/2.