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Decathletes Start off the Scoring at Pac-12 Multi's

Modin and Delgado Put Ducks in Position for 10th Straight Title

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The Pac-12 Multi Championships were held over the weekend on the University of Washington campus, and two Ducks made their presence felt. Mitch Modin and Joe Delgado were able to collect 14 points for the men between their second and third place finishes.

Modin used wins in both the 100 (10.94) and 400 (48.1) to start the competition off right on day one. Delgado fell victim to a decidedly slower start, but used strong performances (and personal bests) in the shotput (43-1.75) and high jump (6-3.25) along with a 49.07 400 to conclude the day with 3,757 points for seventh place. Modin's strong start concluded with a 23' long jump for second place which left Modin in second place overall.

Modin started off day two slower, but finished with a strong burst by securing a second place throw in the javelin (180-7) and a 4:43.60 1500 meter run. These made up for lost points in the pole vault (13-9.25) and fourth place showings in the 110 hurdles (15.14) and discus (125-7).

After beginning day two in seventh, Delgado got off to a sluggish start in the 110 hurdles (15.59) and 124-7' discus throw landed him in eighth. From there Delgado went on a tear down the stretch with a 14-9' leap in the pole vault and a fourth place javelin heave of 164-7'. He managed to save the best for last in the 1500 where Delgado wont the event in a personal best of 4:17.49, allowing him to leapfrog from fifth to third and finish the competition there.

Modin and Delgado finished with 7,450 and 7,341 points respectively, leaving them in second and third. Their performances garnered Modin 8 points while Delgado added another 6. The 14 points gave the Ducks exactly what they were looking for as they look to win their tenth consecutive Pac-12 Championship, which will continue with team events next Saturday.