Ben Waruch leads Huskies in first day of decathlon
April 4, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- At the end of the first day of the UConn Decathlon, senior captain Ben Waruch sits in third place for the Huskies with 3,779 points. Waruch finished top-five in each event on the day, claiming first place in the 100m. Kris Horn (unattached) holds first place through the first five events, tallying a total of 3,934 points. Southern Connecticut State University’s Nick Lebron (3,831) is second. Connecticut Junior Jesse Chapman (3,530) is currently in fourth place, while senior Sam Smith (3,481) holds fifth.
In the 100m, Waruch captured first place, which earned him 827 points, with a time of 11.15 seconds. Teammate Jesse Chapman (11.63) grabbed fifth to round out the top-five. Smith (11.71) and Sean Walsh (11.84) earned sixth and eighth, respectively.
Waruch placed second in the long jump (6.75m), trailing only the impressive 7.05m jump from Horn. Chapman (6.60m) took third in the event while Samuel Smith (6.53m) placed fifth.
The Huskies dominated the shot put, taking three of the top five positions. Chapman finished first with a hurl of 13.85m. Waruch took second with a 13.54m toss, and Smith grabbed third with a 13.04m throw. Chapman earned 719 points for his stellar toss.
In the high jump, Chapman led the charge for the Huskies, claiming third place with a jump of 1.95m. Smith was fourth (1.95), and Waruch finished the event in fifth with a result of 1.92m. Horn took first in the event with a 2.10m jump and earned 896 points.
The Huskies had two teammates in the top-five of the 400m, with Waruch claiming third (51.07) and Walsh taking fifth with a time of 52.14 seconds.
The Huskies will conclude the Decathlon tomorrow April 5th, at noon. The event will finish up with the 110mHH, discus, pole vault, javelin, and the 1500m.