IRVINE, Calif.--Derek Masterson sits in first place after day one of the decathlon at the Big West Multi-event Championships, held at UC Irvine's Anteater track. Both the men and women currently lead their respective disciplines after day one of compeition. Masterson has compiled a score of 3,872 after five events.
Masterson kicked off the event with a time of 11.32 in the 100m followed by a huge lifetime best mark of 23-8.75 in the long jump event that surpassed his nearest competitor by nearly 8 inches. On a roll, Masterson pulled off another lifetime best mark of 46-7.5 in the shot put which is an improvement by nearly a foot. Masterson then cleared 6-2.75 in the high jump and ran 51.26 in the 400m dash.
Currently sitting in third place, Mikael Powers has a partial decathlons core of 3,645 behind Donovan Tobin of CSU Northridge. Powers clocked in 11.05 in the 100m, jumped 21-0.5 in the long jump followed by a throw of 40-11.75 in the shot put. In the high jump, Powers cleared a height of 6-0.5 and rounded out day one with the fastest 400m run of the day (48.96).
Also competing in the Big West Multi-event Decathlon Championships today was Josh Codding who has a partial score of 3,391. Codding clocked in 11.48 in the 100m while his farthest clearance of the day in the long jump was at 19-9.75. Codding had a strong showing in the shot put where he threw the second farthest distance of the day (41-1.5). He went on to tie Powers' height at 6-0.5 in the high jump before finishing the 400m in a time of 51.68.
For an exact breakdown in points per event, visit flashwest.com.
Masterson, Powers and Codding will finish the remainder of the decathlon events tomorrow beginning at 11am PT while the heptathlon will resume at 1pm.