April 14, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Rhode Island sophomore Trent Baltzell and junior Andrew Reigstad finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the decathlon at the Sea Ray Relays on Thursday evening at the Tom Black Track.
In his first ever collegiate decathlon, Baltzell registered a school-record 6614 points, good for the 48th best showing in the country, as he recorded seven (100m, high jump, 110m hurdles, discus throw, javelin, 1500m) personal bests during the 10 event multi-event.
Baltzell won the high jump with a mark of 2.08m and was third in the discus throw with a mark of 38.77m.
Reigstad, who won the heptathlon with a conference record 4,888 points at February's Atlantic 10 Championships, finished ninth right behind Baltzell with 6572 points - the 49th best mark in the country.
Reigstad's best finish was in the 1500m run where he finished runner-up in a time of 4:33.34
Also competing at the Sea Ray Relays this weekend will be David Kennedy (200m & 400m), Ronald Woodley (long & triple jumps), Jamie Kida and James Strawderman (pole vault) and Jacob Keeling (shot put & javelin).
For complete information on the Sea Ray Relays, please click here.
Those who did not make the trip to Knoxville will compete on Saturday at the Brown Invitational in Providence.
Following this week's competition, Rhode Island returns to action on Thursday, April 21st for the Holy Cross Decathlon and on Friday, April 22nd for the Larry Ellis Invitational.