SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Junior Dominic Esposito (Massapequa, N.Y.) produced three personal bests and currently sits in fourth place with 3,199 points after five events in the decathlon at the Springfield College Track & Field Facility on Wednesday.
Esposito, who's top score of 6,159 points was ranked 20th among Division III competitors this season coming into the day, recorded the highest point total through five events in school history. Patrick Schlosser of Wesley University is in first place with 3,383 points, followed by Matthew Grafton of Penn State University-Behrend (3,278) and Devin Francillon of Frastburg State University (3,221) in second and third place, respectively.
Esposito crossed the finish line with a time of 11.75 in the 100-meter dash and then posted the first of three straight personal bests by coming in sixth with a leap of 19-feet, 11.75-inches in the long jump. He also came in sixth with a personal-best toss of 35-feet, 11.50-inches in the shot put, and tied for second along with three others in the high jump, clearing a height of 5-feet, 10-inches. Esposito earned his most points of the day by finishing fourth with a time of 51.67 in the 400-meter dash to wrap up the day's events.
Esposito will wrap up the decathlon with the 110-meter hurdles, the discus, the pole vault, the javelin and the 1500-meter run starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.