Williams In 17th Place At Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships
May 5, 2012
Freshman Jemal Williams is USC's lone representative at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championship and he stands in 17th place with 3,075 points after the first day of action at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. USC also had several athletes compete today (May 5) at the Occidental Invitational in Los Angeles.
Williams, competing in his first decathlon for USC, set four season-best marks in the five events. He began the day with a season-best time of 11.80 in the 100m dash to earn 691 points.
He followed it us with a long jump of 20-2.50 (6.15m), another season best. Williams earned 619 points in this event. He then had a season-best shot put of 35-6.50 (10.22m) to earn 536 more points.
Williams' high jump effort was the only one which was not a season-best mark, as he cleared 5-5.75 (1.67m) to earn 520 points. His best jump this season was 5-9.75.
Williams closed out the day with his best result of the day by earning 709 points in the 400m dash with a season-best time of 52.36. Tomorrow he will compete in the 110m HH, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and then the 1500m race. Oregon's Dakotah Keys leads the competition with 3,969 points.
At Occidental, redshirt junior Eric Stein placed second in the men's hammer throw competition with a season-best throw of 172-6 (52.57m). Redshirt sophomore Beau Falgout placed 11th with a throw of 145-2 (44.24m).
In the men's 800m race, freshman Myles Andrews placed 16th with a time of 1:50.70, while seniors James Leckie took 21st with a PR of 1:51.97 and Blake Shaw placed 22nd with a season-best time of 1:52.06.
Freshman Bryan Mercado ran in the 200m race and won his heat and placed 21st overall with a time of 22.50.
USC had four athletes in the women's hammer throw, led by redshirt senior Marissa Minderler who placed third with a throw of 202-3 (61.66m). Redshirt senior Jade Niemeyer was fourth with a best throw of 196-6 (59.90m), redshirt senior Tamara Baumann was 12th with a throw of 175-9 (53.57m) and freshman Alexandra Collatz was 14th with a throw of 169-9 (51.75m).
Freshman Kiana Henry set a PR in placing seventh in the women's long jump with a best leap of 17-11.75 (5.48m).