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Wildcats Leading the Pack at GNAC Multi-Event Championships in Day One

By Jonathan Gordon, CWU Athletics
 
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (Apr. 30) -- Four Central Washington University student-athletes are ranked among the top six in the men's decathlon, and freshman Tayler Fettig (Olympia, Wash.) met a provisional national qualifying standard in the women's high jump as part of the heptathlon on day one of the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Multi-Event Championships that began Monday at Tomlinson Stadium.

Leading the decathlon at the midway point is Jason Caryl (Omak, Wash.) with 3,461 points, while teammate Manny Melo (Battle Ground, Wash.) is in second place with 3,371 points. Brandon Roddweig (Fall City, Wash./Mount Si HS) sits fourth with 3,316 points, and Andrew Venema (Bickleton, Wash.) is in sixth with 3,185 points. Ten of the 16 decathlon competitors have 3,000 or more points through one day of competition.

Meanwhile, Fettig is currently in third place in the women's heptathlon after scoring 2,792 points in her four sub-events on Monday. Ali Worthen of Seattle Pacific University leads with 3,152 points, while Kelsea Johnson of the University of Alaska Anchorage is second with 2,863 points.

Although Caryl had the best mark in just one event -- the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.18 seconds -- he had the most successful day overall among decathlon competitors as he finished among the top five in all five sub-events. He had the second-best marks in the shot put (11.90 meters/39 feet, 1/2 inch) and the high jump (1.84 meters/6 feet, 1/2 inch), and was third in the long jump (6.56 meters/21 feet, 6 1/4 inches).

Four of the five sub-event winners in the men's decathlon on Monday were Wildcats, as Caryl won the 100, Melo the long jump (7.09 meters/23 feet, 3 1/4 inches), Roddewig the high jump (1.93 meters/6 feet, 4 inches), and Colin Alexander (Fall City, Wash./Mount Si HS) the 400 (50.50 seconds). Alexander scored 3,108 total points on Monday and is ranked ninth. Western Washington University's Alex Harrison, who is currently fifth overall after one day of the decathlon, had the top mark in the shot put.

Only three men -- Caryl, Venema, and Harrison -- were among the top eight in all five of the sub-events held on Monday.

Fettig, meanwhile, was flawless on seven consecutive heights, including her top height of 1.71 meters (5 feet, 7 1/4 inches) en route to her career-best mark. She surpassed the NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying standard in the event with her last successful jump, but three consecutive attempts at 1.74 meters (5 feet, 8 1/2 inches). She is now tied for 15th nationally in the high jump with her effort on Monday.

Fettig was one of three women -- along with the aforementioned Worthen and Johnson -- to rank among the top 10 in all four of the first-day sub-events. Worthen was either first or second in all four sub-events, winning the 100-meter hurdles and the 200 meters, while Fettig won the high jump and Charlene Harber of Western Oregon University had the top shot put mark.

The only other CWU competitor in the heptathlon on Monday was Siri Berg (Burien, Wash./Highline HS), who is in 19th place after day one.

The Multi-Event Championships will conclude on Tuesday with five more decathlon sub-events and three more heptathlon sub-events. Competition is slated to begin at 10 a.m. at Tomlinson Stadium.
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