Bulldogs Mahea Enos just four points behind heptathlon leader.
March 31, 1999
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State sophomore C. J. Nakayama (Clovis, Calif.) is in the decathlon leader after the first day of the Fresno State Decathlon/Heptathlon, which began today at Warmerdam field. Nakayamas 3,738 points is 244 points ahead of second-place finisher Josh Canales of Cal State Bakersfield.
Nakayama got out to an early lead with a win in the first event of the day, the 100, in a time of 11.22. He also finished first in the long jump (23-8 1/4) and the 400 meters (48.61). Fellow Bulldog Jon Cartwright (Porterville, Calif.) is currently in fifth with 3,338 points thanks in large part to a first-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 41-3. The other win of the day went to Canales who finished first in the high jump at 6-7. The competition will conclude, beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow with the 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500 meters.
In the women's heptathlon, Naquisha Moulton of Cal State Stanislaus has a slim four-point lead over Mahea Enos (Mesa, Ariz.), 2821 to 2817. Moulton took first in the 100 hurdles in a time of 14.79 while Enos was second at 14.98. In the high jump the two women tied for second, clearing 5-1. Laura Swanson of Occidental College had the winning jump at 5-2 1/4. Enos had the top mark in the shot put, 32-5, while Moulton was victorious in the final event of the day, the 200 (26.03). Fresno States Jamie Thompson (Clovis, Calif.) is in seventh place after setting personal bests in all four events. Womens competition will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow where they will compete in the long jump, javelin and 800 meters.
Also starting tomorrow is day one of the Fresno Relays. Tomorrows competition at Warmerdam Field on the campus of Fresno State will feature the small high school divisions. That competition begins at 1:15 p.m.