FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Joe Cerne had another great day at the Pacific Preview as he too the individual title in the decathlon. His total of 5,863 points was a personal-best for Cerne as well as an NWC qualifying mark and ranked seventh on the Loggers all-time list.
Cerne started off the day with a 16.97 in the 110m hurdles, which is also an NWC qualifying mark. His discus toss of 102-feet, 6-inches ranked second in the decathlete field while his pole vault of 14-feet, 2-inches was three feet higher than any other decathlete. His pole vault was also a PR, NWC qualifier and top-ten mark all-time for the Loggers.
Cerne hurled the javelin 157-feet, 8-inches and finished up the day and locked down the decathlon title with a personal-best time of 4:49.11.
Cerne moved up from fourth on day one to the top spot on day two among the seven decathletes in the two-day competition.
Day One Recap
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Joe Cerne stands in fourth place halfway through the decathlon at the Pacific Preview. Cerne hit personal bests in four of the five events today.
One of Cerne's PR's and his best finish of the day came in the high jump. He finished in a tie for second with a leap of 5-feet, 8.75-inches. He also ran personal-bests in the 100m with a 12.08 and the 400m with a 53.28. He finished fifth and fourth, respectively.
Cerne also tossed a personal-best 31-feet, 8-inches in the shot put to finish fourth in that event. In the long jump, Cerne's leap off 18-feet, 4.25-inches took fourth in the event.
Myles McDonald began competition in the decathlon but was unable to finish due to injury.
The decathletes will finish the competition tomorrow.