Mounties Off to Strong Start at Pacific Multis

FOREST GROVE, Ore.- Eastern Oregon University Track and Field returned to action for their second meet of the outdoor season on Sunday. In total only five Mounties were active for day one of the Pacific Multi meet. Elizabeth Grandle led the way for Eastern on the first day currently sitting in first place in the women’s heptathlon while Israel Miles sits in third in the men’s decathlon.
 
EOU will return to action tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. when the meet resumes to finish the heptathlon and decathlon.
 
WOMEN
Out of four Mounties competing on the women’s side, three earned spots inside the top 10 of the heptathlon after day one.
 
Elizabeth Grandle leads the way at the top of the leaderboards with 2,808 points. Strong performances in the shot put (1st place, 11.32 meters) and high jump (2nd place, 1.62 meters) have the sophomore ahead by 40 points with three events to go.
 
Also inside the top 10 are Samantha Conley (6th) and Adrienne Washington (9th). Conley ended the day with 2527 points highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 9.97 meters. Washington sits three spots back with two 6th place finishes in the shot put (9.18 m) and high jump (1.59 m). Karli Bedard finished the day in 15th with 1761 points.
 
Competition for the heptathlon resumes tomorrow afternoon at 12 p.m. starting with the long jump. The final two events, the javelin throw and 800-meter run will start at 1:10 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.
 
MEN
Israel Miles was the only Mountie competing in the decathlon getting off to a strong start on day one. The senior put up strong performances across the board but finished highest in the 100-meter dash and long jump. Miles finished fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.52 seconds followed by a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 6.11 meters. Halfway through the event Miles currently has 3,124 points.
 
Miles will return to action for the final five events of the decathlon tomorrow morning when the 110-meter hurdles start at 11 a.m.

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