Oregon Tech's Choukalos 2nd, Padilla 4th in CCC Multi-Event
College of Idaho Duo Capture CCC Decathlon, Heptathlon Crown
Oregon Tech's Anthony Padilla Clears the Bar in Friday's Pole Vault Event (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – College of Idaho’s Austin Basterrechea and Jasmine Sibert each captured event titles in the Cascade Collegiate Conference decathlon and heptathlon on Friday held at John F. Moehl Stadium on the campus of Oregon Tech.
Austin Basterrechea, ranked No. 2 in the nation coming into the CCC Multi-Event moved to No. 1 with 6742 points. Basterrechea improved his season-best score by 191 points. Jasmine Sibert remained fourth in the country in the heptathlon event, but improved her score by 78 points ending the two-day event with 4473 points.
The pair of wins represented the fifth time one school swept both multi-event championships. Eastern Oregon accomplished the feat last year, with Southern Oregon in 1996 and Oregon Tech taking home conference crowns in both events in 2006 and again in 2008.
The remaining CCC Track & Field Championships will take place at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore. on May 10-11.
For final Heptathlon results click ccc_heptathlon_final
Sibert used a third place result in the long jump and top finish in the day’s final event, the 800, to cruise to the conference crown with a total of 4473 points. Oregon Tech’s Katey Choukalos totaled 4291 points to take runner-up in the CCC Multi-Event, while Amelia Maguin of Southern Oregon placed third with 4203. Sibert remains in fourth place in the NAIA but improved her point total by 78 points. Choukalos currently comes in at No. 6 in the national rankings, followed by Maguin ranked 8th.
Oregon Tech's Katey Choukalos (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
Choukalos won Friday’s opening event, the long jump, with a mark of 5.53 meters (18-01.75 feet) with Maguin following at 5.40 meters (17-08.75 feet) and Sibert third with a mark of 5.31 meters (17-05.25 feet).
The javelin went to Kristy Mosier of Corban with a toss of 35.88 meters (117-08 feet), followed by Choukalos (33.50 meters / 109-11 feet) and Jenny Harman of Corban (32.70 meters / 107-03).
Sibert outpaced Corban’s Becca Cox in the 800 meter race, winning the two-lapper in 2:23.25 with Cox clocking in at 2:24.17. Maguin crossed in third in 2:27.32.
Closing out competition in the two-day event was Becca Cox (3825), Southern Oregon’s Nicole Leaf (3490) along with Christy Mosier (3260) and Jenny Harman (3244) of Corban.
For final decathlon results click ccc_decathlon_final
Already with a 455-point lead after day 1 action, Basterrechea, on the final day, moved on to take first in the 110 hurdles, pole vault and 1500 meter race on the way to an 899-point win in the decathlon event.
Runner-up was Eastern Oregon’s Ryan Rosenau with 6034 points and placing third was Southern Oregon’s Brandon Ritchie with 5952 points. Improving 121 points on his season-best was Rosenau, moving up to No. 6 nationally with Ritchie currently at No. 9.
Basterrechea opened the day with a 15.93 timing in the 110 hurdles, topping Ryan Rosenau’s 16.15 and Ritchie’s 16.40.
Corban’s Taylor Wilkins outdistanced the competition in the discus with a mark of 35.56 meters (116-08 feet) with teammate Jordan Hatfield at 32.33 meters (106-01). Basterrechea and Rosenau tied for third with 486 points (31.07 meters / 101-11 feet).
In the day’s third competition both Basterrechea and Warner Pacific’s Nathan Stecker led the way in the pole vault with each going 4.40 meters (14-05.25 feet). Oregon Tech’s Anthony Padilla followed with a height of 4.10 meters (13-05.25 feet) moving him into fourth place overall at that point.
Rosenau kept a stronghold on second place overall after winning the javelin with a toss of 44.92 meters (147-04 feet), while the Corban duo of Jordan Hatfield and Taylor Wilkins finished 2-3 respectively with marks of 43.77 meters (143-07 feet) and 43.63 meters (143-02 feet).
Heading into the day’s final event, the 1500 meter race, Basterrechea’s top finish, and 3rd of the day, solidified the CCC decathlon crown crossing in 4:26.53. Brandon Ritchie followed in second place in the day’s last event in 4:36.68 with Padilla crossing in 4:44.12.
Rounding out the scoring was Anthony Padilla (5613), Jordan Hatfield (5173), Nathan Stecker (4981), Taylor Wilkins (4528) and Mark Schearer (4352) of Corban.
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