University of Wisconsin alumnus Joe Detmer stands 14th after day one of the decathlon, with five events in the books at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Detmer, who concluded his UW career in 2007, collected 3,870 points on the first day of competition in the decathlon to trail leader Bryan Clay, who amassed 4,476 points over the five events contested Sunday.
He opened the day with a time of 11.09 seconds in the 100 meters, the 10th-fastest time in the field of 20 competitors. Detmer followed with a leap of 22 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the long jump and a throw of 41-10 in the shot put.
Detmer posted a jump of 6-2 3/4 in the high jump and then closed the opening day with an outstanding run in the 400 meters. He clocked the fifth-best time and, more importantly, collected 903 points toward his total score by turning in a time of 48.12.
The decathlon concludes with five events Monday, beginning with the 110-meter hurdles at 1:30 p.m. Central.
Also competing Monday are Wisconsin alumni Matt Tegenkamp and Chris Solinsky in the finals of the mens 5,000 meters. Tegenkamp owns the top qualifying time after Fridays semifinal race, while Solinsky enters the finals as the fourth-fastest qualifier. The top three finishers in Mondays final, which will be televised live on USA Network at 11:40 p.m. Central, will make the trip to Beijing, China, as members of the U.S. Olympic team.
More information on the Olympic Trials, including complete results, is available at www.usatf.org .