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Thayer, Lanovaz Lead Cal Poly Track on Day 1 of Sam Adams Invitational

Thayer, Lanovaz Lead Cal Poly Track on Day 1 of Sam Adams Invitational

MONTECITO, Calif. — Cal Poly sophomores Bailey Thayer and Caice Lanovaz led the Mustang track & field multis squad Friday at the seventh annual Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational, opening the decathlon and heptathlon at Westmont Track and Thorrington Field.

Thayer scored 3,350 points on Day 1, earning seventh-place positioning through the opening half of events. Mount St. Mary's senior Darryl Workcuff compiled 3,760 points to edge Dartmouth junior Benjamin Ose (3,658) atop the leaderboard.

Thayer started his afternoon with a 100-meter dash of 11.70 seconds, then long-jumped 21 feet, 1.25 inches, posted a mark of 38' 3.5" for the shot put, high-jumped a second-place height of 6' 4", and clocked a 400m time of 54.20.

Debuting in his first collegiate decathlon, Cal Poly freshman Jason Lewis is 10th, with 3,226 points. Lewis ran the 100-meter dash in 11.37 seconds, followed with marks of 19' 9.5"; 33' 11.5"; and 5' 10"; before recording a 400m of 51.74. Senior teammate Jacob Rickman competed in one event, as the meet record-holder for the shot put (50' 5.5" last year) threw to 47' 10" Friday, good for the win.

Lanovaz will bring an eighth-place tally of 2,951 points into Saturday. She started with a 100m hurdles time of 14.92 seconds, high-jumped 5' 3.25", posted a mark of 34' 6.25" in the shot put, and ran the 200 in 26.10.

Mustang junior Keana Viss is 11th in the heptathlon, scoring 2,664 points through the initial four events, for which her marks were 15.60, 5' 2.25", 30' 4.25" and 27.05.

Riley Cooks closed Friday in first, with 3,599 points — ahead of defending champion Lindsay Schwartz (3,570) and USC junior Lyndsey Lopes (3,460).

Saturday's schedule for the meet, hosted by Santa Barbara Track Club, will go from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the decathlon, and 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the heptathlon.