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Cal Poly’s Ted Scranton ninth in decathlon after first day of California Invitational

Cal Poly decathlete Ted Scranton is ninth among a field of 18 after the first day of the 46th-annual California Invitational at Azusa Pacific’s Cougar Stadium on Wednesday.

Scranton was ninth in the 100 meters at 11.23 seconds and was second in the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 9.75 inches in the A field of the the competition. Texas A&M’s Victor Lindon won the shot put in 50-2.5 and leads the field with 4,092 points. Scranton has a total of 3,667 points.

Devin Bennett is 13th for the Mustangs with a score of 3,480. Bennett’s best event was the high jump, where he finished fifth at 6-3.25.

In the B decathlon, Cal Poly sophomore Jacob Rickman won the 100 meters in 11.08, beating out Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver by four-hundredths of a second. Rickman was eight in the 400 (52.01) and has a first-round total of 3,405 points. Air Force’s Calvin Berstler leads the B field with a a score of 3,581.

The competition continues Thursday at Azusa Pacific, and the Mustangs will also compete at the Mt. SAC Relays in Norwalk and the Long Beach State Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Two-time Olympian and Cal Poly graduate Sharon Day-Monroe also competed in three heptathlon events on Wednesday. He recorded a win in the shot put (48-6.75) and finished with 2,806 points on the day.