On the strength of a win apiece, two Cal Poly juniors were near the top of the men’s decathlon field Friday at the Big West Conference Multi Track & Field Championships in Long Beach.
Ted Scranton took first place in the shot put with a career-best mark of 48 feet, 8 inches. He also posted career bests in the 100-meter dash (11.15 seconds, fourth place), the long jump (21-2, fourth) and the 400 (51.45 seconds, sixth).
Scranton was in fourth place overall with 3,755 points.
Ivy Adiar won the long jump with a career-best mark of 23-7 1/2 — which is also fifth best in the Big West this year. He also posted personal bests in the 100 (11.20 seconds, sixth) and the 400 (51.20 seconds, fourth).
Adair was in sixth place with 3,628 points.
Devin Bennett, who was the runner-up in the competition in 2014, was 10th with 3,429 points.
Long Beach State’s Herman Day held the lead with 3,899 points.
In the women’s heptathlon, Long Beach State’s Riley Cooks was in the lead with 3,435 points.
Jessica Rasmussen was in 11th place and Keana Viss was 12th for Cal Poly.
The event continues Saturday.