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Huskies Take 6th, 7th at Pac-10 Decathlon
Release: 06/21/1999
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May 18, 1998

PALO ALTO, Calif. - California's Ross Bomben successfully defended his decathlon title while Washington junior Mike MacPherson and sophomore E.J. Iddings finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the Pacific-10 Conference multi-event championships that concluded Sunday at Stanford's Cobb Track & Angell Field.

Bomben overcame a 111-point first-day deficit en route to a career-best total of 7,808. Arizona's Dominic Johnson, the first-day leader, was the runner-up for the second straight season with 7,764 points.

MacPherson posted a career-best score of 6,727 points. The Sehome High School product registered personal-best performances in four of the 10 events, including three during the second day. He placed fourth in the pole vault (15-1 1/4), fifth in the discus (121-9) and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.31).

Iddings, who finished sixth last season, moved from eighth to seventh during the second day and finished with 6,572 points. He placed fourth in the 1,500-meter race (4:43.76).

The remainder of the Pac-10 championship meet takes place May 23-24 at Stanford.

Pacific-10 Conference Decathlon Championship
Cobb Track & Angell Field
Palo Alto, Calif.

Final Point Totals

1, Ross Bomben, California, 7808. 2, Dominic Johnson, Arizona, 7764. 3, Bevan Hart, California, 7463. 4, Klaus Ambrosch, Arizona, 7413. 5, Josh Gleason, Stanford, 6785. 6, Mike MacPherson, Washington, 6727. 7, E.J. Iddings, Washington, 6572. 8, Jon Bonk-Vasko, ASU, 5573.

Event Results

110m Hurdles - 1, Bomben, Cal, 14.50. 2, Johnson, UA, 14.83. Also - 6, MacPherson, UW, 15.31. 7, Iddings, UW, 16.01.

Discus - 1, Ambrosch, UA, 137-11. 2, Bomben, Cal, 136-0. Also - 5, MacPherson, UW, 121-9. 8, Iddings, UW, 112-5.

Pole Vault - 1, Johnson, UA, 18-0 1/2. 2, Hart, Cal, 16-5. Also - 4, MacPherson, UW, 15-1 1/4. 5, Iddings, UW, 14-9 1/4.

Javelin - 1, Bomben, Cal, 193-5. 2, Ambrosch, UA, 191-11. Also - 5, Iddings, UW, 174-9. 6, MacPherson, UW, 166-6.

1,500 meters - 1, Johnson, UA, 4:37.89. 2, Hart, Cal, 4:41.16. Also - 4, Iddings, UW, 4:43.76. 6, MacPherson, UW, 4:59.83.

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