PORTLAND, Ore. – Anthony Padilla, Oregon Tech’s lone competitor at the 2014 Cascade Conference decathlon championship, sits in 5th place overall after completing five events on day 1 of competition.
CCC Day 1 complete results
Padilla tallied 2658 points on the day, after sitting in sixth place after today’s first two events. Padilla started the day with 551 points after a 12.53 second 100 meter dash and followed with a 17-5.4 foot long jump that was good for 445 points.
Padilla would jump to fifth position, in the field of nine athletes, after the shot put, when the sophomore recorded a distance of 36-05.5. Padilla accumulated 553 points, after placing third overall in the event, for a total of 1549 points, with the high jump and 400 meter race remaining.
Padilla picked up an additional 536 points in the high jump competition, clearing 5-06.5 on his third attempt, failing to improve on his final two tries. In the last event Padilla would race to a 55.65 time in the 400 meter race, good for 573 points for a 1 day total of 2658 and remain in fifth place overall.
Day 2 will see College of Idaho’s Austin Basterrechea leading the way with a five-event total of 3448 points, followed by Jordan Hatfield of Corban with 2900 points. Padilla trails Anthony Neal of Southern Oregon (2874) and Chris Bladorn of Corban (2842).