Day One Results
By Kenny Bybee (email@example.com)
EL PASO, Texas -- Rice sophomore decathlete Scott Filip took a big step towards a potential C-USA Outdoor Championship decathlon title by finishing first in four of five events on day one at the Larry K. Durham Track and Kidd Field on the campus of UTEP.
Filip, who compiled 4212 total points, holds a 267 point lead over Charlotte's K'vonte Scott going into Friday's final five events. In addition to Filip, junior teammate Chris Sanders sits in sixth place with 3636 points.
"It was a lot of fun to watch Scott today," Rice men's T&F head coach Jon Warren said. "His jumps were excellent. He had a great day and I'm looking forward to see what he and Chris can do tomorrow."
Filip won each of the 100m dash (10.93), long jump (7.50m/24-07.25) and shot put (13.47m/44-02.50) while finishing tied for first in the high jump (2.03m/6-08.00) with two other competitors. Filip closed the evening by placing second in the 400m dash (48.73).
The reigning champion of the 2015 C-USA Indoor Championships heptathlon, Filip set a lifetime best and took the top mark in C-USA all season with the leap of 7.50m in the long jump.
The Bloomingdale, Ill. native will go for his first career C-USA Outdoor title tomorrow with the 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m left on the schedule. Competition will get underway Friday starting at 3:45 p.m. (CT).