PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Wesley College's Patrick Schlosser scored a school-record 6,211 points to finish third in the decathlon at the historic Penn Relays held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the 53,000-seat Franklin Field. Schlosser, who competed in his second decathlon over a six-day period, now ranks ninth in NCAA Division III in the event.
The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track & field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895. Historically, the event attracts more than 15,000 participants each year from high schools, colleges and clubs across North America and abroad.
A native of Montgomery Village, Md., Schlosser won both the discus (134-0) and 1,500m Run (4:44.13) on day two on Wednesday, recording 1,337 combined points in the events. Schlosser also clocked a personal-record 17.74 in the 110m hurdles and cleared 11' 1.75" in the pole vault, which matches a personal-record. He also threw the javelin 140' 10.0" on Wednesday.
On the first day of the decathlon Tuesday, Schlosser won the 100m and 400m Dash in times of 11.02 and 49.48, respectively, while also taking the event crown in the shot put with a personal-record toss of 38' 11.50". Schlosser also traveled a personal-record 19' 3.50" in the long jump and cleared 5' 6.0" in the high jump for 3,383 points on day one.
Cornell's Austin Jamerson won the decathlon with 7,015 points and Schlosser was just 155 points behind Vinny Biunno of Franklin Pierce for second place. Schlosser edged Cornell's David Karabinos by seven points while Sean Collins of Penn took fifth with 5,286 points.
Schlosser and the 25th-ranked Wolverines men's track team will return to The City of Brotherly Love on Friday, April 24 when they compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m and Sprint Medley Relays.