SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Jenelle Hurley and Brennen Sorah each had solid second days of the Adams/Klein Combined Events on Friday to lead the Western Oregon University men’s and women’s track and field teams. Hurley remained in eighth, while Sorah moved up one spot to place seventh.
Hurley finished with 4,480 points to place eighth in the heptathlon. Sorah totaled 5,560 points to come in seventh in the decathlon. Amity Deters moved into the top-10 in program history in the heptathlon with her 4,332 points to place ninth on Friday. Macy Clemens also competed in the heptathlon posting 3,795 points to come in 17th. JJ Walker was only able to compete in one event on Friday and posted a result in three of the events during the meet.
Hurley and Deters came out strong to start day two in the long jump with Hurley placing fifth and Deters in sixth. Hurley hit a distance of 17-1.75 for 623 points and Deters was right behind at 17-0.25 for 612 points. Clemens placed 14th in the event to come away with 519 points. Next up was the javelin and Hurley came away with a strong throw to place third hitting a mark of 114-2.25 and 568 points for a new PR. Deters hit a distance of 91-10.75 to come in 11th and earn 439 points. Clemens placed 18th to tally 347 points. To close out the heptathlon, Hurley led the Wolves in the 800 coming in seventh with a time of 2:28.99 and 706 points. Deters crossed in 15th with a time of 2:35.28 and 628 points. Clemens was just a few spots back in 17th crossing with a time of 2:36.36 to earn 615 points.
Deters posted multiple PR’s throughout the event including in the 200, 800, 100 hurdles, long jump, shot put, and javelin.
The 110 hurdles started the day in the decathlon with Sorah coming in with a top-five finish crossing at 15.65 to place fourth and earn 773 points. Walker led the Wolves in the discus coming in seventh hitting a distance of 101-4.75 to earn 482 points. Sorah was a few places back in 11th to earn 386 points. Sorah tied for seventh in the pole vault reaching a height of 11-5.75 to collect 482 points. He almost added another top-five results in the javelin hitting a mark of 133-8.25 to come in sixth and earn 453 points. To close the decathlon, Sorah competed in the 1,500 and crossed in 11th to earn 556 points.
With the combined events meet completed, the rest of the WOU track and field teams will compete tomorrow (Saturday) in Salem at the Willamette Invitational.