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Padilla Finishes 3rd in CCC Decathlon Championship

Apr 25, 2014
Padilla Finishes 3rd in CCC Decathlon Championship

PORTLAND, Ore. – Heading into day 2 of the Cascade Collegiate Conference multi event championship in fifth place, Oregon Tech’s Anthony Padilla climbed to 3rd overall after completing the 10 event competition held today at Mt. Hood Community College.  Padilla’s efforts will give the Oregon Tech men’s track and field squad 6 points going into the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships, hosted by College of Idaho, on May 9th and 10th in Nampa.

CCC Decathlon Final Results

Padilla used back-to-back second place finishes in today’s first two events to leapfrog into 3rd place with three events remaining. In the 110 high hurdles, Padilla earned 658 points after a 16.68 second showing.  Leader, Austin Basterrechea of College of Idaho, used his 16.2 second clocking, and 710 points, to pull even further away from the competition. Padilla would toss the discus 106-00 adding 510 points with Basterrechea outdistancing the field with a throw of 115-10 to add 570 points to his overall total.

In the pole vault Padilla once again placed second, closing in on second place overall, after clearing 12-03.5 and gathering 549 points.  Padilla still trailed Corban’s Jordan Hatfield, but only by 29 points, heading into the javelin and 1500 meter race.

It took three tries for Padilla to mark in the javelin, tossing the spear 124-07 on his final attempt, and picking up 413 points.  Hatfield, however, added 613 points to his slim lead over Padilla, moving up 239 points after a 169-05 throw (613 points).

Padilla would finish the 1500 meter run third overall in a time of 4:48.73 for 626 points, but wasn’t enough to jump into second place, as the sophomore finished third after the 10 events with a total of 5414 points in the decathlon competition.

College of Idaho’s Austin Basterrechea took top honors with 6601 points, followed by Hatfield of Corban with 5499.  Anthony Neal of Southern Oregon finished in fourth with 4999 followed by Chris Bladorn of Corban with 4977 to round out the top 5.

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