April 19, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Freshman Billy Stanley's first-place finish in the javelin highlighted day one at the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic Friday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
With the win, Stanley remained undefeated as a collegiate, clearing 67.46m (221-4.00) in a steady wind. Runner-up honors went to Kent State's Brian Florek at 64.37m (211-2.00).
Also starring on the first day of competition was redshirt freshman Michael Brajdic, who crossed the finish line in second place in a time of 14:14.60, 40 seconds better than his previous personal best. Michigan State's Caleb Rhynard passed Brajdic down the stretch to win in a time of 14:14.08.
Blake Taneff was eighth in a personal-best time of 14:33.59.
Junior Kenny Stephens placed fourth (55.26m/181-3.00).
Competition resumes tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. ET.
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