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Men’s track and field to compete at Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships and Oxy Invitational


Sophomore decathlete Trent Perez competes during the pole vault on April 9. Perez will compete in the Pac-10 Championships at UC Berkeley this weekend.

Sophomore decathlete Trent Perez competes during the pole vault on April 9. Perez will compete in the Pac-10 Championships at UC Berkeley this weekend. Nathan Kwok


As the postseason begins this weekend, sophomore Trent Perez looks to score points for the Bruins at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships at UC Berkeley while several Bruins will compete at the Oxy Invitational at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.

Perez will be competing in the decathlon, in which he currently ranks No. 7 in the Pac-10 with his total of 6586 points. He achieved that mark at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational earlier this season, where he placed second. Last year at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships, Perez finished seventh, so he will look to improve on that finish this weekend.

Because the decathlon is the only men’s event this weekend at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships, Perez will aim to get the Bruins off to a strong start in the overall conference meet with a solid performance. The continuation of the Pac-10 Championships will be held on May 15 and 16 in Berkeley.

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