May 15, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. -
The SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships got off to a rainy start Thursday at Hutsell-Rosen Track, but despite a weather delay that pushed back the start times of the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon, the opening day is in the books.
Auburn's lone competitor during the opening day was sophomore Jager Livingston, who is in 14th place in the decathlon with 3,233 points.
Livingston improved on his only other decathlon performance from this season, when he had 3,149 points after the opening day. Livingston improved in four of the five events, including the 100m (11.73), long jump (6.28m), shot put (11.18m) and high jump (1.77m) from his first competition this season.
Tennessee's Jangy Addy leads the decathlon with a commanding 343-point lead over Florida's Steffan Hommel, as Addy has 4,287 points and Hommel is second with 3,944. After four events of the heptathlon, Mississippi State's Marissa Harris leads with 3,502 points, giving her a 222-point edge on teammate Laquinta Aaron, who has 3,280 points.
The second and final day of the multi-events will take place Friday, with the decathlon starting at 2 p.m. and the heptathlon at 3 p.m.
Other finals on Friday include the men's and women's hammer throw and the men's and women's 10,000m. Prelims will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the men's and women's 800m, 200m and 400m hurdles.