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Sandys stands fifth after day one of Big Green Desert

March 25, 2009

Two members of the Arizona State University track and field team began competition at the Big Green in the Desert Multis on Wednesday afternoon, which is being hosted by Dartmouth College at Scottsdale Community College, as both true freshman are among the Top 8 through five events. Jamie Sandys has scored 3,223 points and currently stands fifth overall while Jeremy Marcinko, who is competing unattached from ASU in the meet, stands eighth in the decathlon with 3,163 points.

Sandys opened the day in sixth place as he scored 673 points in the 100m dash before jumping to third overall with his third-place showing in the long jump with a leap of 6.54m for 707 points. He slipped to fourth overall in the standings through three events as he scored 499 points in the shot put with a toss of 10.22m, the eighth-best throw of the competition, before scoring another 644 points by clearing 1.82m in the high jump to tie for fifth event and slip to sixth overall. In the 400m dash, the final event of the day, Sandys ran 52.27 to finish sixth in the event with 700 points, but improved one place in the overall standings to fifth with 3,223 points.

Marcinko opened just ahead of Sandys be running 11.83 for 685 points in the 100m dash to stand fifth overall before falling the ninth overall with a leap of 6.14m in the long jump, the eighth-best mark, for 617 points. The shot put allowed him to climb the standings back to sixth overall as he finished fifth in the event with a toss of 11.11m (553 points) before slipping to eighth overall with an eighth-place showing in the high jump as he earned 569 points with a clearance of 1.73m. In the last event of the day, Marcinko ran the fourth-best time of 51.67 in the 400m dash to score 739 points to remain fifth overall in the competition with 3,163 points through day one.

Sandys and Marcinko will conclude competition at the Multis on Thursday. The rest of the team will compete at the ASU Invitational on Friday (hammer only) and Saturday (all other events) at Sun Angel Stadium.

Big Green in the Desert Multis - Day 1
Results for ASU athletes
Jamie Sandys
Event 1 - 100m dash - 6th - 11.89 (673 points) - 6th overall (673 points)
Event 2 - Long Jump - 3rd - 6.54m (707 points) - 3rd overall (1,380 points)
Event 3 - Shot Put - 8th - 10.22m (499 points) - 4th overall (1,879 points)
Event 4 - High Jump - t-5th - 1.82m (644 points) - 6th overall (2,536 points)
Event 5 - 400m dash - 6th - 52.57 (700 points) - 5th overall (3,223 points)

Jeremy Marcinko (competing unattached to ASU)
Event 1 - 100m dash - 5th - 11.83 (685 points) - 5th overall (685 points)
Event 2 - Long Jump - 8th - 6.14m (617 points) - 9th overall (1,302 points)
Event 3 - Shot Put - 5th - 11.11m (553 points) - 6th overall (1,855 points)
Event 4 - High Jump - 8th - 1.73m (569 points) - 8th overall (2,424 points)
Event 5 - 400m dash - 4th - 51.67 (739 points) - 8th overall (3,163 points)