NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Bridgewater State University senior Jamie Carlson (Jericho, Vt.) competed in the decathlon on Thursday at the Northeast Combined Events Challenge hosted by Southern Connecticut State University at Jess Dow Field in New Haven, Connecticut.
Carlson recorded a score of 2,733 points over the first five events as he is in 18th place after day one. He is one of five Division III student-athletes to compete in the decathlon at the meet.
Carlson's top event was the shot put as he placed third overall and recorded 625 points with an outdoor career-best toss of 40 feet, 4.75 inches (12.31m). He also tallied 593 points in the 100-meter dash (12.30), 510 points in the long jump (18'6"/5.64m), 504 points in the high jump (5'5"/1.65m) and 501 points in the 400-meter dash (57.54).
The decathlon will wrap up on Friday as the student-athletes will compete in the 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin and 1,500-meter run.