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Grzesiak wraps up first day of decathlon

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Sophomore David Grzesiak closed out the first day of the decathlon at the 2010 NCAA Championships on Thursday with a five-event score of 3,623 points that has him 20th halfway through the competition.

Oregon senior Ashton Eaton holds down the lead with his collegiate-record first-day score of 4,500 points.

Grzesiak opened the day with a season-best run of 11.46 in the 100 meters to pick up 761 points out of the gate. He posted a mark of 21 feet, 4 3/4 inches on his first attempt in the long jump to add another 702 points to his total.

He heaved 39-10 3/4 in the shot put for 616 points and then cleared 6-4 in the high jump for a 740-point boost.

Grzesiak wrapped up the day with a run of 50.23 in the 400 meters.

He'll finish the decathlon Friday, with the final five events beginning at noon (CT) with the 110-meter hurdles.