Freeman is first-day leader in decathlon at SPU Multi-Events meet

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Josh Freeman
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May 12, 2005

SEATTLE, Wash. - Western Washington University's Josh Freeman (Sr., Bainbridge Island) had personal-best efforts in two events as he took the first-day lead in the decathlon at the Seattle Pacific University Ken Foreman Invitational Multi-Events meet being held at Woolsey Stadium.

Freeman, who is looking for his third decathlon title in as many tries this season, has 3,432 points, just 32 shy of his best first-day effort. Highlighting his performance were a mark of 6-0 in the high jump and a time of 50.05 in the 400 meters, both career bests.

Freeman ran the 100 in 11.44, leaped 20-3 in the long jump and had a mark of 37-10 in the shot put. Tuesday's events include the 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500.

Seattle Pacific's Jason Childress in second with 3,160 points, followed by Pacific Lutheran's Erik Kensen (3,151) and Washington's T.J. Emmerich (3,118). Seattle Pacific's Chris Randolph withdrew after three events.

Earlier this season, Freeman won decathlons at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and WWU Spring Forward Multi-Events meets.

Freeman had a personal-best 6,574 points at the GNAC meet. The school record is 6,743 set by Jeff Neubauer in 1986.

Decathlon Scores (thru five events)
1.	Josh Freeman, Western Washington		3432
2.	Jason Childress, Seattle Pacific			3160
3.	Erik Kensen, Pacific Lutheran			3151
4.	TJ Emmerich, Washington			3118
5.	Chris Randolph, Seattle Pacific-x		1839
X-withdrew

Decathlon: #1 Men 100 Meter Dash Decathlon ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Freeman, Josh Wwu 11.44 765 2 Emmerich, TJ UW 11.51 750 3 Randolph, Chris Spu 11.86 679 4 Jensen, Erik Pacific Lutheran 11.88 675 5 Childress, Jason Spu 11.89 673

Decathlon: #5 Men 400 Meter Dash Decathlon ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Freeman, Josh Wwu 50.05 812 2 Childress, Jason Spu 51.25 758 3 Jensen, Erik Pacific Lutheran 52.72 694 4 Emmerich, TJ UW 53.09 678 -- Randolph, Chris Spu DNF

Decathlon: #4 Men High Jump Decathlon ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Jensen, Erik Pacific Lutheran 1.86m 679 2 Childress, Jason Spu 1.83m 653 2 Freeman, Josh Wwu 1.83m 653 4 Emmerich, TJ UW 1.77m 602 -- Randolph, Chris Spu NH

Decathlon: #2 Men Long Jump Decathlon ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Emmerich, TJ UW 6.32m 657 2 Jensen, Erik Pacific Lutheran 6.31m 655 3 Randolph, Chris Spu 6.18m 626 4 Freeman, Josh Wwu 6.17m 624 5 Childress, Jason Spu 5.93m 571

Decathlon: #3 Men Shot Put Decathlon ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Freeman, Josh Wwu 11.53m 578 2 Randolph, Chris Spu 10.81m 534 3 Childress, Jason Spu 10.33m 505 4 Jensen, Erik Pacific Lutheran 9.38m 448 5 Emmerich, TJ UW 9.08m 431