Bryan Clay competed in the 60-meter dash during the heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships in Spain yesterday.
Castle alum Clay leads heptathlon at worlds
Bryan Clay led the men's heptathlon at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain, yesterday, with four of the seven events completed.
The Castle High School graduate was first in the opening three events, and finished the first day with 3,736 points after posting season's-bests in all four disciplines.
Clay opened with 6.71 in the 60 meters, and followed it with wins in the long jump (7.78 meters) and shot put (16.21). He finished the day clearing 2.09 in the high jump.
Clay, who was the Olympic silver medalist in the decathlon in 2004, held a lead of 174 points over Roman Sebrle of Czechoslavakia.
Barring disaster in some of today's three events, Clay will win his first World Indoor title after two silvers. He is the fastest hurdler in the field and a very good pole vaulter so his lead before the 1000-meter race should be very comfortable.