Ehrhardt Sets Decathlon Best & #2 U.S. Mark at Bryan Clay Invitational
Webster-Freeman earns a wind-legal Heptathlon best; Victor launches Discus 55.87m / 183’3”
Azusa, Calif. (April 19, 2019) – The Santa Barbara Track Club (SBTC) Elite team travelled down the road for the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 17 & 18 with select athletes competing in their first Decathlon and Heptathlon for 2019, while others continued to fine tune ahead of the meat of the outdoor season. Tim Ehrhardt (USA) led SBTC with a personal best, 8,066pts in the 2-day, 10-event competition. In addition to his Decathlon best, Ehrhardt also set bests in the 110m Hurdles (15.29) and 1500m (4:23.66) along with another dominating win in the Pole Vault (5.30m / 17’4”). His Decathlon score is currently ranked #2 in the U.S. and #4 in the world.
On the women’s side Juanita Webster-Freeman (USA) set a wind-legal best of 5,786pts in the 2-day, 7-event Heptathlon, only 2pts off of her personal best, competing consistently across all seven disciplines.
In individual competition, Lindon Victor (GRN), set a personal best in the Discus with a throw of 55.87m / 183’3”. Should he have hit that mark in a Decathlon, Victor would have tied the meet’s namesake, Bryan Clay, for the Decathlon event record, which he set in 2005 at the U.S. Championships. Victor also competed in the Shot Put (15.43m / 50’7.5”) as well as the 110m Hurdles (14.84). He will make his Decathlon debut at the Götzis Hypomeeting in Austria on May 25–26 joined by SBTC teammates Ehrhardt and Kurt Felix (GRN).
About the Santa Barbara Track Club
The Santa Barbara Track Club (SBTC) hosted at Westmont College aims to provide a pathway to the podium for athletes of all ages and abilities. The SBTC is comprised of Olympic and aspiring Olympic Track & Field athletes, a Youth Track Club as well as community members seeking to reach their highest potential through group and private training.