Men's Track

    Wiseman In Third in Decath

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    May 13, 2005

    Senior Jake Wiseman couldn't have asked for a better start to the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Wiseman put himself in the front running early on when he grabbed two first-place finishes in the first pair of events in the decathlon. After five events, Wiseman sits in third-place overall with a total of 3737 points. He trails only Wisconsin's duo of Nathan Brown (3862 points) and Ben Roland (3746 points) after one day of competition.

    In the first event of the decathlon, the 100m, Wiseman got a good start off the blocks and dashed to a time of 10.93. He then followed up with a first-place showing in the long jump. The Corydon, native who was last in the flight, stood in third place heading into this final jump with a mark of 6.71m (22-00.25). Wiseman then put it all on the line and finished off the event with a personal-best leap of 7.03m (23-00.75).

    The shot put was next on the agenda, and Wiseman posted a second-place finish in the event after finishing with a mark of 13.24m (43-05.20). In the final two events of the day, Wiseman finished sixth in the high jump 6th-1.84m (6-00.50) and seventh in the 400m (52.65).

    Junior Ryan Ketchum took part in the men's hammer throw and finished 15th overall with a heave of 49.72m (163-01.00).

    In the last event of the evening, junior Stephen Haas turned in a seventh-place showing in the 10,000m after clocking in a time of 30:34.40. Haas' finish earned two points.

    Excitement in the race did not settle in until about six laps remaining. The pack was tightly knit with Haas maintaining a solid third-place stance almost half way through the race. Minutes later, defending champion Simon Bairu and Tim Nelson, both of Wisconsin, took charge and really began picking up the pace. The pace picked up so quickly that the front runners ran a 2:05 half mile. He slipped to sixth overall and then pushed into third with three laps remaining, but this is as close as he would get the rest of the way, as the runners on his heels picked up the pace and beat him down the stretch.

    Friday Results

    Decathlon (Jake Wiseman)-

    100 Meter

    Long Jump

    Shot Put
    2nd-13.24m (43-05.20)

    High Jump
    6th-1.84m (6-00.50)

    400 Meter

    Men's Hammer Throw
    Ryan Ketchum-15th-49.72m (163-01.00)

    Men's 10,000 Meter
    Stephen Haas-7th-30:34.40



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