Saline's Steven Bastien in 10th Place after Day 1 of the Decathlon at the Tokyo Olympic Games
Steve Bastien, the 27-year-old Saline High School graduate, stands in 10th place in the decathlon at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the first day of competition. Bastien has 2,592 points. Canadian Damian Warner is currently atop the standings with 2,966 points.
Bastien, a University of Michigan graduate, opened the competition by taking 10th place in the 100-meter race in 10.69 seconds.
In the second event, the long jump, Bastien overcame two fouls and then leaped 7.39 meters on his third and final jump to take seventh overall.
The NBC announcer praised the "brilliant" effort after the two fouls, figuring Bastien would want to be cautious and settle for less in his third attempt.
"Not exactly what I would call a safety jump," the announcer said.
Bastien set the long jump and pole vault records at Saline High School.
The final event of the day was the shot put. Bastien heaved it 14.4 meeters to take 17th.
Here are the times of Bastien's events. (Eastern Daylight Time):
- High jump, 5:30 a.m., Aug. 4, NBCOlympics.com
- 400 meter run, 8:30 a.m., Aug. 4, NBCOlympics.com
- 110 meter hurdles, 8 p.m., Aug. 4, USA Network
- Discus, 8:50 p.m., Aug. 4, USA Network
- Pole vault, 11:45 p.m., Aug. 4, USA Network
- Javelin, 6:15 a.m., Aug. 5, NBCOlympics.com
- 1500 meter run, Aug. 5, NBCOlympics.com
Bastien is the son of Gary and Kathy Bastien.
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