PULLMAN- Senior Brock Emory and sophomore Abrianna Torres each won individual events and the Buffs were the only school other than Oregon to score four athletes in the multi-events competition marking a postitive finish to the first weekend of the Pac-12 Championships Outdoor Track Championships.
For the Buffs, the day was highlighted by solid individual performances in both the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon events. Most notable among them was the performances of both Emory, who set a new personal record in the 110-meter hurdles (15.10) and won the discus throw event (137-03), and Torres, who won the long jump event with an impressive 18-11.75.
Emory finished the competition fifth overall and fellow Buff Jason DeWitt eighth behind overall winner Dakotah Keys of Oregon.
On the women’s side, Torres’ solid performance in the long jump catapulted her to an eighth place finish in the women’s heptathlon behind winner Amalie Iuel of USC. Buff Brittany Lewis finished just ahead of Torres in seventh while Ewelina Pena and Mariah Slack finished 11th and 12th respectively.
Overall, the Buffs set 20 combined personal bests over the weekend. Emory's 7,035 point finish was good enough for sixth place on the school's all-time best decathlon list. Lewis' 2:17.56 finish in the heptathlon's 800-meters was the third best in school history.
The Buff men are now in 3rd place in the conference and the women sixth going into the second and final weekend of the Pac-12 Championships which will resume this Saturday in Pullman (May 17 -18).
2014 Pac-12 Championships
Women‘s Heptathlon -CU Athletes Only
Points: (1. Amalie Iuel, USC, 5378) 7. Brittany Lewis, 4854; 8. Adrianna Torres, 4810; 11. Ewelina Pena, 4246; 12. Mariah Stack, 3697
800-Meters: (1. Amalie Iuel, USC, 2:12.43) 3. Brittany Lewis, 2:17.56; 9. Mariah Slack, 2:28.66; 10. Ewelina Pena, 2:31.37; 11. Abrianna Torres, 2:40.57
Long Jump: 1. Abrianna Torres, 18-11.75 6. Brittany Lewis, 17-07; 11. Mariah Slack 16-03; 12. Ewelina Pena, 15-05.5
Javelin: (1. Alissa Brooks-Johnson, Washington State, 137-03) 6. Abrianna Torres, 111-09; 9. Brittany Lewis, 95-06; 11. Ewelina Pena, 77-04; 12. Mariah Slack, 25-00
Men’s Decathlon-CU Athletes Only
Points: (1. Dakotah Keys, Oregon, 7801) 5. Brock Emory, 7035; 8. Jason DeWitt, 6837
1500-Meters: (1. Alec Fellows, Oregon, 4:28.50) 11. Brock Emory 5:03.79; 12. Jason DeWitt, 5:11.38
110-Meter Hurdles: (1. Viktor Fajoyomi, USC, 14.52) 3. Brock Emory, 15.10; 4. Jason DeWitt, 15.24
Pole Vault: (1. Dakotah Keys, Oregon, 15-05) 6. Jason DeWitt, 14-01.25; 9. Brock Emory, 13-05.25
Discus Throw: 1. Brock Emory, 137-03 6. Jason DeWitt, 125-04
Javelin: (1. Dakotah Keys, Oregon, 207-06) 6. Brock Emory, 159-10; 7. Jason DeWitt, 155-10