April 3, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - At the end of the first day of the UConn Decathlon, University of Connecticut athlete Sean Walsh sits in third place for the Huskies with 3,237 points. Teammates Samuel Smith finished the afternoon in fourth place with 3,224 points, while Patrick Meyer ended the first day in eighth place with 2,460 points. Rhode Island's Mike DiMambro holds first place through five events with 3,649 points while Trent Baltzell (Rhode Island) claimed second with 3,583.
Meyer finished second in the 100m, with a time of 11.56. His teammates, Walsh (11.72 seconds) and Smith (12.05 seconds) finished third and seventh, respectively.
In the long jump, DiMambro took the gold with a leap of 6.75 meters. For the Huskies, Smith checked in in fifth place (6.30 meters), while Walsh (5.96 meters) and Meyer (5.13 meters) rounded out the field in seventh and eighth.
The Huskies excelled in the shot put, taking three of the top six spots. Smith again led the charge for UConn, claiming third place with a toss of 12.83m. Walsh took fifth with an 11.32m throw, while Meyer grabbed sixth with a 11.31m effort.
Smith paced the Huskies again in the high jump, earning 670 points with a jump of 1.85 meters. Walsh checked in with 644 points and a jump of 1.82m.
In the 400m, Meyer took first place with a time of 51.48 seconds and collected 748 points. Walsh finished right behind at 51.58 seconds and earned 743 points, while Smith grabbed 604 points with a time of 54.88
The Huskies will conclude the Decathlon tomorrow April 4, at noon. The event will finish up with the 110mHH, discus, pole vault, javelin, and the 1500m.
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