Rise and Adcock now rank second and third nationally in the decathlon.
April 15, 2010
AZUSA, Calif. - After finishing day one of the Mt. SAC Combined Events in first and second place in the men's decathlon, Tiger All-Americans Lars Rise (Trondheim, Norway) and Nick Adcock (Kansas City, Mo.) finished the competition occupying the same positions. Rise won the decathlon with a point total of 7,693 while Adcock finished just behind him in second place overall with 7,672 points, a personal-best point total. The pair now ranks second and third, respectively, in the nation in the men's decathlon this season.
After totaling 4,061 on day one Wednesday, Rise opened Thursday's competition by clocking in at 15.20 in the 110m hurdles to add 825 points to his total. He then threw 36.76m (120-7) in the discus for 599 points and turned in a javelin throw of 59.86m (196-5), a personal-best in the event. That mark added 736 points to his overall total. He closed the day by clearing 4.50m (14-9) in the pole vault and clocking in at 4:35.09 in the 1,500m run to combine for 1,472 points. In all, Rise set four personal-bests in the competition.
Adcock totaled 4,004 points on Wednesday and catapulted into first place after Thursday's first event with a 14.19 clocking in the 110m hurdles, winning the event and earning him 950 points in the overall competition. He continued to lead after throwing 37.28m (122-4) in the discus and clearing 4.70m (15-5) in the pole vault. Adcock was passed by Rise in the javelin throw as Adcock threw 49.02m (161-5), earning him 577 points, 159 less than what Rise earned in the event. Adcock came back to run 4:34.80 in the 1,500m run to close his day adding 713 points to his total of 7,672, just 21 shy of Rise. His mark was also a decathlon personal-best.
Tiger senior Lauren Begany (Fenton, Mich.) also competed at Mt. SAC on Thursday, finishing the women's heptathlon with 4,383 points. Her top mark on the day came in the long jump as she measured in at 5.43m (17-9 ¾).
Mizzou also had several student-athletes compete at the Kansas Relays on Thursday, while the bulk of the team will start competition at KU tomorrow. Junior Chris Holly (Topeka, Kan.) returned to his home state in style on Thursday and finished in third place in the hammer throw with a personal-best toss of 61.42m (201-6); he was the second-best collegiate athlete in the event as former Tiger Jason Morris placed second while competing unattached. Tim Opfer (Higginsville, Mo.) also competed in the hammer throw at KU, finishing 16th overall with a throw of 49.52m (162-6).
Melissa Coil (Clark, Mo.) competed in the hammer for the Tiger women and she was the top placer for the Tigers after turning in a throw of 51.70m (169-7) to finish 10th overall. Former Tiger All-American and current volunteer assistant coach Krishna Lee placed second in the event after throwing 60.45m (198-4).
Jessica Armstrong (Dorr, Mich.) ran in the women's 5,000m run and finished 14th overall after clocking in at 18:32.63 to round out the Tigers' day at the KU Relays. Mizzou will begin action tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. at the Kansas Relays. For a complete recap of the action from tomorrow's meet, be sure to keep it tuned to MUTigers.com.
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