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Huskies Compete at Pac 10 Decathlon Competition
Release: 06/21/1999
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May 16, 1998

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Defending champion Ross Bomben from California is in second place while last year's runner-up Dominic Johnson of Arizona took the first-day lead Saturday in the Pacific-10 Conference decathlon championship at Stanford's Cobb Track & Angell Field.

Johnson, who also held the first-day lead last year, has a first-place total of 3,317 points entering Sunday's final five events. Bomben is second with 3,206 points followed by Arizona's Klaus Ambrosch with 3,093.

Washington junior Mike MacPherson, making his Pac-10 decathlon debut, is in sixth place with 2,684 points. The Sehome High School product placed third in the high jump (6-4 3/4) and fourth in the 400 meters (53.17) and registered a career-best shot put mark of 36-11 1/2.

Husky sophomore E.J. Iddings, who finished sixth last season, is in eighth place with a 2,507-point total. A graduate of Tahoma High School, Iddings posted a sixth-place long jump effort with a career-best leap of 20-4 1/2.

Pacific-10 Conference Decathlon Championship Saturday, May 16, 1998
Cobb Track & Angell Field; Palo Alto, Calif. 

First-Day Point Totals - 1, Dominic Johnson, Arizona, 3317. 2, Ross Bomben, Cal, 3,206. 3, Klaus Ambrosch, Arizona, 3093. 4, Bevan Hart, Cal, 2936. 5, Josh Gleason, Stanford, 2740. 6, Mike MacPherson, Washington, 2684. 7, Jon Bonk-Vasko, ASU, 2586. 8, E.J. Iddings, Washington, 2507. 9, Cameron Cleeton, Cal, 791.

Event Results

100 meters - 1, Johnson, UA, 10.83. 2, Bomben, Cal, 11.02. Also - 7, MacPherson, UW, 11.71. 8, Iddings, UW, 11.96.

Long Jump - 1, Bomben, Cal, 23-7 1/2. 2, Ambrosch, UA, 23-2 1/2. Also - 5, MacPherson, UW, 20-8 1/2. 6, Iddings, UW, 20-4 1/2.

Shot Put - 1, Bomben, Cal, 46-0. 2, Ambrosch, UA, 45-6 1/4. Also - 7, Iddings, UW, 37-0 1/4. 8, MacPherson, UW, 36-11 1/2.

High Jump - 1. Johnson, UA, 6-8 1/4. 2, Bonk-Vasko, ASU, 6-6. Also - 3, MacPherson, UW, 6-4 3.4. 7, Iddings, UW, 6-0.

400 meters - 1, Hart, Cal, 50.20. 2, Ambrosch, UA, 50.64. Also - 4, MacPherson, UW, 53.17. 7, Iddings, UW, 51.87.

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