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Staub In Third Place After Day One Of UConn Alumni Heptathlon

STORRS, Conn. (January 10, 2007) — University of Connecticut men’s track and field sophomore Joseph Staub (Stoneham, Mass.) sits in third place with a total of 2806 points at the conclusion of day one of the UConn Alumni Heptathlon from the Hugh S. Greer Field House. 

Staub finished third in the high jump with a total of 714 points after finishing with a height of 1.90 meters.  He finished in second place and earned a total of 692 points with a distance of 13.41 meters in the shot put.  Staub also earned a fourth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.62 meters to garner 725 points. 

Former UConn All-American Will Thomas currently stands in first place after finishing the afternoon with 3294 total points.  Thomas, who earned All-American status in 2002 and 2003 in the decathlon and in 2004 in the heptathlon, won all four events Wednesday to finish in the top spot. 

Senior Sean Berg (Mystic, Conn.) is in fourth place overall with a total of 2771 points.  Berg finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.34 to earn 765 points.  He went on to take third in the long jump with a height of 6.72 meters for a total of 748 points.

Sophomore Sean Smith (Scotch Plains, N.J.) sits in fifth place with a total of 2582 points while freshman John Burns (Franklin, Mass.) rounds out UConn’s competition in the event with a sixth place finish after finishing the afternoon with 2467 points. 

UConn puts the finishing touches on the Alumni Heptathlon Thursday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. from the Greer Field House.