AUSTIN, Texas – Junior Evan Weinstock (Las Vegas, Nev.) and sophomore Peter Rhodes (Atlanta, Ga.) both put up some impressive results as the duo took part in the opening day of competition in the decathlon at the Texas Relays Wednesday at Myers Stadium.
After the first five events in the decathlon, Weinstock sits in the 13th-place with 3607 points, while Rhodes is 15th in the field of 21 athletes with 3576 points.
"Both decathletes competed very well today, and it's great to see Brown athletes competing successfully at a national-level competition," said Tim Springfield, Interim Director of Track and Field. "We were hoping for a little more in the shot put, but that's the nature of the decathlon, there are going to be ups and downs. What is important is how you respond. At the end of the day, Evan is ahead of where he was a year ago, and Peter has a chance for a big PR if he can finish strong tomorrow."
Weinstock, who won the heptathlon at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships last month, was seventh in the 100-meter dash at 10.94. Weinstock also placed 17th in the long jump (21-10.00), 16th in the shot put (38-02.00), 14th in the high jump (5-11.25) and eighth in the 400 meters (50.73).
Rhodes was 21st in the 100 meters (11.56), fifth in the long jump (22-11.75), 18th in the shot put (36-10.50), fifth in the high jump (6-04.00) and 15th in the 400 meters (52.06).
Weinstock and Rhodes will compete in the second and final day of the decathlon on Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m.