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EUGENE, Ore. - Montana's Adam Bork is in 13th place after the first day of the NCAA decathlon championship Wednesday at Hayward Stadium.

Bork scored 3,678 points in the first five events - 102 points fewer than his qualifying decathlon in Pocatello, Idaho, in April. Bork jumped from third to first on the second day in that event, establishing an Idaho State University stadium record of 7,470 points.

In the men's javelin final, Stanford junior Chad Wassink placed 11th with a throw of 216 feet, 3 inches. Wassink, a two-time Montana state champion for Kalispell, broke a 13-year-old Stanford record in April with a throw of 234 feet but has been hampered with an arm injury in May. He took ninth at the NCAAs a year ago.

Tennessee's Stephen Harris led the decathlon Wednesday with 4,245 points, followed by hometown favorite Santiago Loreno of Oregon with 3,991. Another Oregon competitor, Billy Pappas, sat in ninth place. He is a brother of Tom Pappas, who set the NCAA decathlon record of 8,463 as a senior at Tennessee two years ago. The older Pappas broke Missoula native Mike Ramos' 13-year-old mark.

Controversy marred the decathlon in the early going. Top-ranked Claston Bernard of Louisiana State injured his left hamstring midway through the first event, the 100-meter dash, and limped across the line. The next event, long jump, started while trainers worked on Bernard. Since he wasn't present at the start of the first round, Bernard was disqualified.

The head long jump official cited a multi-event rule that states: "An athlete failing to start in any event of the competition shall be considered to have abandoned the competition and shall not be allowed to participate in any following event."

LSU protested, claiming the physicians prevented Bernard from getting to the long jump area in time for the first round.

"The coach said … the physician wouldn't release him," said David Langford, the associate athletic director at Maryland-Baltimore County and a member of the NCAA Games Committee.

The head multi-event official, Shirley Crowe, then rejected the protest, and it was forwarded to the NCAA Games Committee, which also turned it down.

"The athlete did not show up at the beginning of the long jump," Langford said, "and no notification was sent to the officials. If notification had been sent, then the first attempt would have been considered a pass (and Bernard would have been permitted to take his final two jumps).

"The coach or someone with the team couldn't have come down on the field, but they could have notified the officials from the stands."

The committee considered the protest for about 30 minutes before ruling.

"We didn't want to summarily dismiss the athlete because we know he worked so hard to get here," Langford said.

LSU coach Pat Henry said "the committee had a tough decision to make. It's a tough blow to the team, but the reality is that we're more concerned about Claston's well-being right now."

Bernard was the leading collegiate decathlete this season with 8,024 points in winning his third consecutive Southeastern Conference title. He was the runner-up at last year's NCAA Championships.

Bork won the section of the 100 in which Bernard popped his left hamstring. It was the second of three sections and Bork's time was 11.19 seconds, off his personal best of 11.04 and eighth-fastest overall. Wind might have cost him points: it was measured at 4.4 miles per hour for the first section, 2.2 during Bork's race and 3.1 for the third.

Bork followed with one of his best long jumps - 22 feet, 5 inches. His lifetime best is 22-7. Bork fouled on his last two attempts and finished eighth in the event.

His shot put of 42-4.75 was only 11th best for the day and considerably under Bork's personal record of 43-8. He fouled on his final two attempts in that event as well.

In high jump, Bork passed at the first two heights of roughly 5-8 and 5-9, cleared 5-10.5 on his first attempt and 5-11.5 on his third. He then missed three times at 6-1 to finish with 644 points in the event. Bork's best high jump is 6-2.75.

Bork placed sixth in his section of the 400 meters, the day's final event, but ninth overall. His time was 50.77 seconds, off his best of 49.45 run last month in Pocatello.

The decathlon concludes Thursday with the 110-meter high hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1,500-meter run.

Andrea Batt of Frenchtown, a freshman at Wyoming, will throw javelin on Friday night. She's the sixth-ranked woman.

Wednesday results

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Decathlon

100 - 1, Stephen Harris, Tennessee, 10.75 seconds, 917 points. 2, Ryan Harlan, Rice, 11.01, 858. 3, Justin Conkling, Oklahoma, 11.02, 856. 4, Santiago Lorenzo, Oregon, 11.03, 854. 5, Joel Johnson, Utah State, 11.06, 847. 6, Paul Terek, Michigan State, 11.14, 830. 7, Curtis Pugsley, BYU, 11.17, 823. 8, Adam Bork, Montana, 11.19, 819. 9 (tie), Andy Giesler, Clemson, and Michael Cveibar, North Carolina, 11.22, 812. 12, Lyndon McDowell, Minnesota, 11.23, 810. 13, David Lemen, Georgia, 11.24, 808. 14, Jon Kuretich, Wake Forest, 11.26, 804. 15, Grant Dennis, Missouri-Kansas City, 11.28, 799. 16, Knut Sommerfeld, Missouri, 11.31, 793. 17, Claston Bernard, LSU, 11.32, 791. 18, Jay Goff, Stanford, 11.41, 771. 19, William Thomas, Connecticut, 11.43, 767.

Long jump - 1,Harris, 25-0, 965. 2,Lemen, 23-4.5, 842. 3 Pappas, 23-2.25 feet, 833. 4, Lorenzo, 23-2, 838. 5, Harlan, 22-10 .75 , 809. 6, Conkling, 23-0. 7, Johnson, 22-9, 797. 8, Bork, 22-5, 774. 9, Sommerfeldt, 22-4.25, 769. 10, Pugsley, 21-11.75 . 11, Giesler, 21-11.5 , 741. 12, Kuretich, 21-11, 739. 13, Terek, 21-10.75, 736. 14, McDowell, 21-9, 727. 15, Cvelbar, 21-6 .25, 711. 16, Dennis, 21-1 .5, 684. 17, Thomas, 16-8 .75,402.

Shot put - 1, Sommerfeldt, 46-1.5,732. 2, Lemen, 46-.75, 731. 3, Harlan, 45-9.75 , 726. 4, Giesler, 45-3.75, 717.5, Pappas, 45-1.75 , 714. 6,Terek, 44-8, 704. 7, Cvelbar, 44-5.25 , 700. 8, Lorenzo, 46-.75, 690. 9, Conkling, 43-1.75 , 676. 10, McDowell, 42-5.5 , 664. 11, Bork, 42-4.75, 662. 12, Pugsley, 40-10.25, 634. 13, Harris, 40-3.5, 623.

High Jump-1, Harris, 6-10.5 , 887. 2, McDowell, 6-9, 859, Harlan, 6-8, 831. 4 (tie), Cvelbar, Conkling, 6-6.75 , 803. 6, Lemen, 6-5.5 , 776. 7, Lorenzo, 6-3.5 , 723. 8 (tie), Pappas, Giesler, Terek, 6-2, 696. 11 (tie), Sommerfeldt, Bork, 5-11.5, 644.

400- Heat One: 1, Harris, 49.17, 853. 2, Terek, 49.34, 845. 3,Giesler, 50.72, 782. 4, Pappas, 51.79, 734. 5, Sommerfeldt, 52.21, 716. 6, Lemen, 52.40, 707.

Heat Two: 1, Cvelbar, 49.75, 826. 2, Thomas, 50.90, 774. 3, Conkling, 51.96, 726. 4, Pugsley, 52.25, 714. 5, Harlan, 52.49, 703. 6, Kuretich, 53.47, 662.

Heat Three: 1, Lorenzo, 48.27, 896. 2, McDowell, 49.57, 835. 3, Dennis, 49.62, 832. 4, Johnson, 49.67, 830. 5, Bork, 50.77, 779.

Standings After Five Events-1, Harris, 4,245. 2, Lorenzo, 3,991. 3, Harlan, 3,927. 4, McDowell, 3,895. 5,Conkling, 3,877. 6, Lemen, 3,864. 7, Cvelbar, 3,852. 8, Terek, 3,811. 9, Pappas, 3,794. 10, Giesler, 3,753. 11, Pugsley, 3,745. 12, Johnson, 3,700. 13, Bork, 3,678. 14, Dennis, 3,668. 15, Sommerfeldt, 3,654. 16, Kuretich, 3,540. 17, Thomas, 3,369. 18, Bernard, 791. 19, Goff, 771.

Finals

10,000 -1, Ryan Shay, Notre Dame, 29:05.44. 2, Murray Link, Arkansas, 29:25.75. 3, Jason Hartmann, Oregon, 29:28.97. 4, Christopher Mutai, Alabama, 29:30.30. 5, Tom McArdle, Dartmouth, 29:32.39. 6, Fasil Bizuneh, Arizona State, 29:33.18. 7, Keith Kelly, Providence, 29:51.75. 8, Dave Bazzi, Washington, 29:53.26.

Pole vault - 1, Dennis Kholev, Southern California, 18-06.5. 2, Jeff Hansen, Brigham Young, 18-2.5. 3, Jon Nance, Texas A&M, 17-10.5. 4, Jacob Pauli, Northern Iowa, 17-10.5. 5, Bubbu McClean, California, 17-101/2. 6, Brad Tyler, Arkansas State, 17-04.5. 7, Jim Autenreith, Baylor, 17-04.5. 8, Michael Westlund, Oklahoma, 17-04.5.

Javelin - 1, John Stiegeler, Oregon, 252-10. 2, Vesa Jappinen, Texas-El Paso, 239-7. 3, Nathan Junius, Tulane, 233-11. 4, Leigh Smith, Tennessee, 231-1. 5, LaTrell Frederick, Northwestern State, 231-0. 6, Brian Kollar, Virginia, 225-4. 7, John Welch, Virginia, 224-2. 8, Ryan Cole, E. Washington, 223-3.

WOMEN

Discus - 1, Katja Schreiber, Idaho, 197 feet, 11 inches. 2, Liz Toman, Colorado State, 184-5. 3, Chaniqua Ross, UCLA, 180-9. 4, Bambi Carson, Oklahoma, 180-6. 5, Gia Lweis, Illinois, 180-0. 6, Aubrey Schmitt, Minnesota, 174-8. 7, Diane Slinden, Tennessee, 170-8. 8, Andrea Thornton, Washington State, 168-8.

Long Jump - 1, Brianna Glenn, Arizona, 21 feet, 6.25 inches. 2, Alice Falaiye, Rice, 21-1.25. 3, Tifany Greer, Arizona State, 21-0.75. 4, Nolle Graham, Seton Hall, 21-0. 5, Elisha Williams, Mississippi State, 20-11.25. 6, Chenelle Marshall, LSU, 20-8.5 . 7, Yolanda Thompson, Florida, 20-7.75. 8, Precious Madison, Sam Houston State, 20-5.75.

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