KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Ohio State senior Patrick Woods sits in second place in the decathlon after the first day of competition at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.
Woods finished no lower than fifth in the four events on day one, totaling 3622 points while claiming first in the high jump and shot put. Woods was the only athlete to clear two meters in the high jump with his mark of 2.01m, and his 13.35m shot was almost a full meter better than the second-place scorer.
Sophomore Rob Wade is in 10th after day one with 2500 points. Wade took sixth in the 400m dash with a time of 54.00 and seventh in both the 100m dash and the shot put.
Michael Ayers of Tennessee sits in first-place with 3844 points — Wade’s 3622 points put him in striking distance. Ayers’ teammate Matthew Best is in third with a score of 3411.
Tomorrow’s second round gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET., with scoring in the 110m hurdles, 1500m run, discus, pole vault and javelin still to be determined. Live stats will be available throughout the afternoon at http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-track/searay/09/.