March 22, 2006
Tallahassee, Fla. – Sophomore Matt Frith (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles) and junior Jacob Peacock (Pensacola, Fla./Washington) sit in second and third place, respectively, through five events of the men’s decathlon after day one (Wednesday, March 22, 2006) of the FSU Relays at the Mike Long Track and Field Complex in Tallahassee, Fla.
Frith accumulated a total of 3435 points and is in second place by less than 100 points because of top three finishes in four of five events on the first day. He put his first points of the day on the board with a second place performance in the 100m dash, running a time of 11.39 for 776 points. He recorded a pair of third place finishes with a mark of 6.58m in the long jump and 12.15m in the shot put. Despite clearing the second highest bar at 1.80m in the high jump, Frith walked away with fourth place after three people tied for first. He rounded out the afternoon with a 52.58 in the 400m for third place.
Peacock stayed right on his teammate’s heels, concluding day one with 3170 points. His best performance came in the long jump where he hit the sand in 6.61m earning 723 points and runner-up status. He scored 742 points with a third place, 11.55 time in the 100m dash. In the high jump, he was just three centimeters short of tying Frith for fourth place, taking fifth with a height of 1.77m. Peacock added a pair of sixth place showings in the shot put (10.02m) and the 400m (54.57).
The duo concludes the multi’s section of the meet tomorrow afternoon with the 110 Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin and 1500m. Two distance events (3000m, 5000m) also take place tomorrow evening beginning at 7:00 pm.