Track and field begins two-day meet at Westmont College

The Eagles lead in men’s heptathlon after first day of competition.

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Zachary Devane, Deputy Sports Editor

Track and field finished their second day of competition at the Sunshine Indoor Open and Combined Events at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Senior Corry Williams and senior Nathaniel Belden are leading the men’s heptathlon.

DOMINATING DUO

In the first event of the day, the 60-meter dash, Belden claimed first and 785 points with his 7.28 time. Williams came in third in this event with a time of 7.47, good enough for 723 points. 

The duo snagged the top two spots in the second event of the day, the men’s long jump. Belden’s 6.04-meter jump was first, while Williams’ 5.90-meter was second. 

The domination continued throughout the next two events, with the third being the men’s shot put. Williams claimed first in the event with a 11.89-meter throw that earned 600 points. Belden tallied up 565 points with his 11.32-meter throw.

In the high jump, which was the final event of the first day of competition, Williams’s 1.81 meters gained him another 636 points, bringing his total on the day to 2524 points. Belden’s 1.66 meters and 512 points brought his total to 2457 points for the day.

The Eagles will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. to close out the Sunshine Indoor Open and Combined Events at Westmont College.