MOSCOW, Idaho — A pair of Montana Grizzlies scored in the multis on Wednesday, with Josh Riley placing fourth in the men’s decathlon and Jaree Mane fifth in the women’s heptathlon.
Riley’s 6,678 points were a career best, while Mane’s final tally of 4,626 was a PR by nearly 500 points.
Riley saved his best performance for the end, winning the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:31.89 — more than 2 seconds better than the second-place finisher. The sophomore placed in the upper half of the 15-athlete field in all 10 events, including a PR and second-place finish in the 400 on Tuesday. He also PR’d in the shot put a day ago (38-8.25, third).
On Wednesday, in addition to the 1,500 meters, Riley placed fifth in the pole vault (12-6), sixth in the 110 hurdles (15.95) and seventh in the javelin (143-0) and discus (105-9).
Mane, a freshman, led the javelin from start to finish, reaching 116-11 on her first throw. The mark was tops in the field by nearly 4 feet.
In addition to her win in the javelin, Mane also was the top thrower during Tuesday’s shot put (PR 35-7). The freshman also had PRs in the 200 (25.60), 100 hurdles (15.14) and high jump (4-10.5), in addition to the 800 on Wednesday — 2:26.79 — a PR by 10 seconds.