FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Half way through the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon, all three Lewis & Clark competitors are in the top 10. Hosted by Pacific, the Northwest Conference Combined event consists of 10 events for the men, and eight for the women.
Noah Avery currently sits in first place after five events. He finished second in the long jump with a mark of 6.33m, before taking first in the shot put with a mark of 12.65m, almost a whole meter further than the next competitor. In the fourth event of the day, he also took first place, posting a mark of 1.91m in the high jump.
The two first place finishes left him six points above George Fox's Alex Canchola, who sits in second. Avery finished with a day one score of 3361, while teammate David Lovitz finished with a score of 3018 for fifth place.
Lovitz started off the day strong with a fourth place finish in the 100 meter, with a time of 11.57.
For the women, Morgan Taylor sits in ninth with a day one score of 1905.
The multi continues tomorrow, where the men will compete in five more events, and the women will finish their remaining four.