Spalik 4th in NYSCTC Decathlon, Blaisdell, 4x100 Win at Cornell
St. Lawrence University senior Justin Spalik finished fourth in the decathlon competition in the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championships at RPI on Monday and junior A.J. Blaisdell won the hammer competition at the Big Red Invitational at Cornell on Sunday with the Saint 4x100 relay team also emerging victorious.
Spalik was sixth after the first five events of the decathlon on Sunday, moved as high as second during Monday’s final five events with the help of a win in the 110 high hurdles and finished fourth in a 14 athlete field with 5518 points
He was in the top four in five of the ten events, finishing third in the 100 in 11.83 for 685 points, fourth in the long jump with a 6.05 meter jump for 597 points, fourth in the shot put with a 10.48 meter throw for 515 points and third in the pole vault with a personal record 3.45 meters for 469 points in addition to his win in 16.02 in the hurdles which earned 730 points.
He scored 601 points with a 54.94 clocking in the 400, 536 with a 1.69 meter high jump, 413 with a 27.35 meter throw in the discus, 380 with a 35.71 meter throw in the javelin and 592 points with a 4:54 clocking in the 1500 meters.
Alec Svoboda of Ithaca won the decathlon with 5795 points with Alex Morin of RPI third with 5549 and Grantley Mcleod of Cobleskill third with 5522.
Blaisdell threw a personal best by over eight meters in winning the hammer with a 50.92 meter throw while the 4x100 team of Adrian Wilson, Jarell Roberts, Omaru Kabia and Jamal Samaroo was less than a second off the SLU record in that event, winning in 43.07 seconds.
Seth Jackson was second in the 5000 in 15:03.21, the 4x400 team was second in 3:27.97 and Josh Martell was second in the javelin with a 46.38 meter throw.
Other top tens for the Saints included a fifth in the triple jump at 13.58 meters by Samaroo, a third in the high jump with a 1.94 meter mark by Brian Kane with Mike Scott fifth, a fifth from Jon Cyphers in the javelin, an eighth by Roberts with a time of 11.12 in the 100 meters, a ninth by Jake Fredericks in the 110 hurdles in 15.52 and a seventh by Zach Nelson in 9:54.03 in the 3000 steeplechase with Aaron Tompkins ninth and Corey Hahnl 10th.