April 18, 2013
• Day Two Results
MADISON, Wis. -- Charlie Foss made sure his first decathlon was a memorable one at the Mt. SAC Relays and California Invitational Combined Events in Azusa, Calif.
The redshirt freshman, sitting in second place through five events Wednesday, bested previous marks in three of the five events contested Thursday to finish runner-up for the Badgers, totaling 6,800 points.
Notre Dame senior Ted Glasnow won the California Invitational section with 7,315 points.
Foss used personal-record performances in the 110 hurdles, discus and javelin to help secure his second-place finish. He placed eighth in the 110 hurdles in 15.90 seconds, substantially faster than his previous-best time of 16.37.
With a heave of 123 feet, 5 inches, Foss placed fifth in the discus, beating his career-best mark by nine inches. He set a third personal record in the javelin, earning a fourth-place finish with a throw of 163-9.
Foss competed in a pair of events for the first time in his career, finishing 10th in the pole vault with a clearance at 13-3 1/2 and 13th in the 1500 meters in 5:05.16.
Teammate Ben Schreib also competed in the California Invitational section of the decathlon, finishing sixth with a total of 6,675 points.
Schreib had his best finish of the day in the javelin, placing second with a throw of 173-1. With also finished seventh in the discus with a heave of 118-10 and eighth in the pole vault with a height of 13-11 1/4.
The redshirt freshman had a pair of 12th-place finishes in the 110 hurdles and 1500 meters, crossing the finish line in 16.32 and 5:03.69 seconds, respectively.
Through five events of the Mt. SAC Relays section of the decathlon, Zach Ziemek sat in fifth place on Wednesday. On Thursday, Ziemek was unable to finish the 10-event challenge, completing two events and totaling 5,293 points through seven events.
The sophomore opened the day by tying a personal-record in the 110 hurdles, finishing in 15.44 seconds, good for seventh place. In the discus, his heave of 132-1 earned him runner up.
At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., Alex Brill competed in the 3000 steeplechase. The junior completed the event in 8:50.85, finishing seventh.
Competition resumes Friday, highlighted by Rob Finnerty, Alex Hatz and Austin Mudd competing in the 1500 meters and Elliot Krause scheduled in the 5000 meters.