Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Scranton, Adair Lead Cal Poly on Day 1 of Big West Multi-Event Championships

Scranton, Adair Lead Cal Poly on Day 1 of Big West Multi-Event Championships

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Cal Poly juniors Ted Scranton and Ivy Adair each won an event at the Big West Conference Multi Track & Field Championships on Friday, highlighting the start of the decathlon and heptathlon being hosted by Long Beach State.

Heading into Saturday's events at Jack Rose Stadium, Scranton resides in fourth place with 3,755 points, while Adair is in sixth with 3,628, leading a group of six Mustangs on the initial day of competition.

Scranton began the afternoon with four consecutive career-best performances, including his first-place shot put mark of 48 feet, 8 inches on his second attempt.

He also added a pair of fourth-place finishes (an opening 11.15-second time in the 100-meter dash and a clearance of 6' 2.75" in the high jump). Scranton long-jumped 21' 2" before closing with a sixth-place 400 meters time of 51.45.

Adair, meanwhile, also recorded his victory in career-best fashion, with a long jump mark of 23' 7.5" (ranking fifth throughout the Big West all season) on his third attempt. It came after another PR in the 100: a sixth-place 11.20. He ended with a third lifetime best in under five hours, taking fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 51.20.

Scranton was the runner-up at last year's championships, while Adair was third.

The second-place finisher from 2014, Mustang senior Devin Bennett, is in 10th with 3,429 points. Bennett, whose stronger events await Saturday with the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500, posted opening-round results of 11.71 in the 100, 21' 3.5" in the long jump, 39' 2.25" in the shot put, 6' 1.5" in the high jump and 51.77 in the 400.

In the heptathlon, Mustang junior Jessica Rasmussen is in 11th place after tallying 2,625 points on Day 1, followed by freshman Keana Viss in 12th at 2,503 and sophomore Kirby Ruback in 14th at 2,411.

Rasmussen began the afternoon with a sixth-place 100-meter hurdles time of 15.16 seconds, and closed with a season-best 25.29 in the 200. She also has her top event, the long jump (in which she ranks No. 5 in the conference this year), waiting for Saturday, in addition to the javelin and 800.

Viss and Ruback also posted PRs in the 200, as Ruback was eighth at 26.53 seconds, and Viss 12th at 26.83.

The hosts have the lead in both competitions, as 49ers sophomore Herman Day is atop the decathlon leaderboard with 3,899 points (only 26 up on UC Santa Barbara sophomore Tyler Nelson), and junior Riley Cooks holds a 292-point margin over the heptathlon field with a score of 3,435.

To view the full results from Friday, click here. Second-day action can be followed live at this link. The men's final round will commence at 11 a.m. Saturday, ahead of the women at 1 p.m. — all to conclude at about 4 p.m.

Those to finish in the top three earn all-conference honors. Student-athletes in the top eight will score team points to carry over into next weekend, when the championships will resume by returning to LBSU on May 13-14. FOX Sports Prime Ticket will televise the last day.