Outdoor Track: Sari-Bentzur, Voge Off To Good Start In Multi-Event Action
AZUSA, Calif. -- University of New Mexico senior Keren Sari-Bentzur got off to a quick start on Wednesday, the first day of the Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon competition at Azusa Pacific University Stadium. Sari-Bentzur tallied 3,194 points through the first four events, which was second among collegiate competitors and sixth overall. Meanwhile, sophomore transfer Ryan Voge finished the first day of the California Invitational section of the decathlon in fourth place with a score of 3,505 points. Both athletes wrap up multi-event competition today.
Sari-Bentzur matched her season-best in the high jump with a leap of 5-06.50 (842 points) and scored 884 points with a 100-meter hurdles time of 14.68. A finalist in the heptathlon at the 2002 NCAA Championships, Sari-Bentzur trails Idaho State’s Jackie Paulson by 62 points entering day two of the event. Unattached athlete Michelle Perry leads the overall competition with a score of 3,523.
Meanwhile, Voge also recorded a season-best in the high jump, clearing 6-06 to propel him past Wisconsin’s Nate Brown. Voge is currently second among collegiate competitors, trailing Ben Bogdanoff of Fresno Pacific by just 14 points at the midway point. William Sharman of Great Britain is atop the overall standings with a score of 3,710.
Complete results from the multi-event competition can be found at: www.apu.edu/athletics/trackandfield!