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Diomande leads decathlon after one day at CCAA Championships
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Cal State Stanislaus' Sulayman Diomande started Thursday with two personal bests and ended day one of the decathlon with two first place finishes.
In the heptathlon at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Track & Field Championships, Nyesa Enakaya had three personal best performances on Thursday as well.
Diomande, who had entered the week with the fifth best points total turned in this season (6,279), is in first among nine competitors with 3,475 points. He leads Cal State L.A.'s Scott Hubbard by 120 points heading into Friday's competition.
Enakaya tallied 2,462 points on Thursday and is in fifth. Two-time All-American Tuekeha Huntly of Cal State L.A. leads with 3,044 points.
Diomande began the day with a third place time of 11.43 seconds in the 100-meter dash and a second place showing in the long jump with a 21-9 1/2 - both are his own bests. After a 32-1 in the shot put, Diomande won the final two events on the day. He cleared 6-foot-3 1/2 to win the high jump and clocked 50.84 seconds as the fastest man in the 400-meter dash.
Friday's decathlon events included 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500-meter run.
For Enakaya in the decathlon, the Warrior sophomore posted three PRs in four events. She was fourth in the 100-meter dash in 16.01 seconds, besting her previous PR of 16.94. After clearing 4-foot-4 in the high jump, Enakaya won the shot put with a personal best of 37 feet, 2 1/4 inches before ending day one with a fifth place showing in the 200-meter dash in 27.11 seconds.
The rest of the heptathlon events are long jump, javelin and the 800-meter run.