WWU's Stralser takes 2nd in decathlon


Western Washington University's Michael Stralser moved up two spots to place second among six decathlon competitors in final-day action Friday at the WWU Combined Events Track & Field Meet held at Civic Stadium.

Stralser finished with a 10-event total of 5,587 points, just 77 shy of his personal best. Olympic Community College's Jayson Brocklesby had a winning total of 5,801 points, with Michael Przystupa from University of British Columbia third at 5,114.

Stralser ran the 110-meter hurdles in 17.33 seconds, and had marks of 100-8 in the discus, 12-5 1/2 in the pole vault and 135-4 in the javelin before a 5:10.90 clocking in the 1,500.

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