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Prep track and field: San Diego Multi-Event Championship scheduled June 8-9 at Cuyamaca College Phillip Brents | Thu, May 30 2013 05:26 PM

The San Diego Multi-Event Championship will be held June 8-9 at Cuyamaca College. Event director Lyle Barton calls it a great opportunity for the all-around athletes on each high school track and field team to match skills with the best in the county.

The 10-event boys decathlon includes the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter dash, 110-meter high hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1,500-meter run.

The seven-event girls heptathlon features the 100-meter low hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter dash, long jump, javelin throw and 800-meter run.

“Any athlete good in four or five of these events should be encouraged to compete,” Barton said. “The decathletes and heptathletes are considered to be the best and most fit athletes on a track team. This is a fun-filled two-day event that will be a lifelong memory for all those who participate.”

Awards will be presented to the top five finishers in each gender field. T-shirts will be given to all competitors.

First day events start at 9 a.m. for the heptathlon and 10 a.m. for the decathlon; second day events start at 9 a.m. for the decathlon and 11 a.m. for the heptathlon.

Steele Canyon’s Monique Van is the defending San Diego heptathlon champion. She has set her sights on setting an all-time points record at this year’s event.

Her goal is to compete at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Sweetwater’s Spencer Curtis won last year’s San Diego decathlon title.

This is a post-season event and thus will not affect an athlete’s eligibility. Cost is $35 per athlete, with an unlimited number of entries per school. Entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

Cuyamaca College is located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon. Call 328-1028 for more information.

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