Lane's Hallock and Spokane's Clark lead day one of the Multi-Event Championships
|Lane's Kara Hallock & Spokane's Reuben Clark lead day one of the 2013 NWAACC Multi-Event Championships in Oregon City.|
OREGON CITY -- The opening day of the 2013 NWAACC Multi-Event Championships kicked off under party sunny skies today in Oregon City.
Lane freshman Kara Hallock and Spokane freshman Reuben Clark ended the day with solid leads in the heptathlon and decathlon.
Hallock came into the event as a slight underdog to Clackamas freshman Elizabeth Venzon who entered the event with the the top qualifier, but Hallock turned in an amazing performance over the course of the women's first four events to lead Venzon by 152 points.
Hallock placed first in three of the four events (200m dash & 100m hurdles, high jump). She and Venzon shared the top high jump of 5'5" (1.68m).
Spokane sophomore Ashley Sharp (3856 pts), Lane freshman Rochelle Pappel (3659 pts) and Lane freshman Kristen Clark (3473 pts) round out the top five.
Hallock's day one tally of 2940 is just 30 points behind the NWAACC's record day one heptathlon score of 2970 posted by Clark's Katie Miller en route to Miller's 2004 NWAACC title.
Miller also went on to set the NWAACC heptathlon record of 4988 points during her 2004 heptathlon title run, a mark Hallock will surely have her eyes on if she continues her blazing performance in tomorrow's events.
Spokane's Clark entered the decathlon with the #3 qualifier (5762 points) well behind #1 qualifier freshman Seth Buck of Clackamas who had a season high of 6059 points.
Clark's consistence performance in all five of the men's events gave him a 3501 pts to 3420 pts lead over Buck who is narrowly leading Lane freshman Dylan Hamming, who is holding third place, by a mere 16 points.
Clark took first in the high jump, third in the 400m dash, long jump and shot put and fourth in the 100m dash.
Lane sophomores Jacob Robertson (3219 pts) and Trevor Prater (3113 pts) round out the decathlon top five.
The remaining events will begin Tuesday morning at Oregon City High School's Pioneer Stadium. The decathlon will resume at 9am followed by the heptathlon at 10am.
See the championship web page for more information.