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April 16, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Stake leads decathlon in Meet of Champions

Senior Alex Stake (Williamsville HS, Sherman, Ill.) won three of the five events in the first day of the decathlon event at the Meet of Champions on Friday, April 16 at Paul V. Olsen Track. Stake jumped out to an eaarly lead among the 13 competitors who began the 10-event decathlon with 3,194 points.

Stake won the 100 in a time of :11.61 (730 points) and the long jump in 20' 11 1/4" (670 points) in the first two events of the day. He was fifth in the shot put with a toss of 35' 3" (530 points) and then won the high jump with a leap of 6' 0" (653 points). He finished the day with a sixth place finish in the 400 after stopping the clocks at :54.70 (611 points).

Also on Friday, the 10,000 was contested and two Vikings broke into the school's all-time top 10 list with their final times. Junior Matt Bowman (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) placed sixth with a time of 30:58.94 and senior Chris Zook (Normal Community HS, Normal, Ill.) was eighth in 31:19.66. Bowman is now eighth on Augustana's all-time list in the 10,000 and Zook is 10th.