Sunday, June 20, 1999

H A W A I I _ P R E P _ S P O R T S

Hawaii’s Clay sets
decathlon record at
USA Championships

The former Casttle runner is in
second place heading to finals

By Pat Bigold


Former Castle High runner Bryan Clay set a record in the 100-meter dash phase of the decathlon yesterday (Saturday), and stands second heading into the last five events today of the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships in Denton, Texas.

Clay, a freshman at Azusa Pacific College (Calif.), clocked 10.58 seconds in the 100 to pick up 956 of his 3,864 first-day points.

He trails Southern Cal's Marcell Almond by 66 points.

Clay also won the long jump. He was third in the high jump.

Meanwhile, Punahou senior Eri Macdonald failed to qualify for the finals of the 800 meters. Macdonald finished 15th on the day with a 2:17.39 finish in the third heat. The top eight times qualified for the finals.

Punahou junior Victoria Chang, the nation's fastest female prep runner at 3,000 meters this year, is one of the favorites to win the national championship in that ecent today.

Chang's top rival is expected to be Arizona's Sara Gorton, who placed third in the mile and two-mile events at the Foot Locker Outdoor National Championships in Raleigh, N.C., last week.

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