EUGENE, OR – Day one has concluded of the 2016 NWAC Multi Events with Spokane freshman Tyler Blakely leading the Decathlon and Clackamas sophomore Ericka Pengelly
leading the way in the Heptathlon.
Blakely (3793 pts) leads the men’s field by 292 points over runner up freshman Grant Shurtliff of Lane (3501 pts).
Shurtliff posted the best Decathlon score this season (6772) at the Oregon Relays while Blakely’s top score was 5224.
There is a very tight race amongst the current 3rd-6th places where the scores are separated by only 162 points.
Pengelly leads runner up freshman Katie Collins of Spokane 2552 to 2458 with Lane sophomore Kylee O’Connor in third (2446 pts).
Pengelly is expected to be challenged on day 2 as Collins and O’Connor turned in season best scores of 3740 and 3601 respectively to Pengelly’s 11th best score of 3280.
Tuesday’s events kick off at Lane Community College with the Decathlon resuming at 9:00am while the final three events of the Heptathlon gets underway at 10:00am.