Special to the OBSERVER
CLEVELAND, Ohio Fredonia State freshman Tyler Gajewski (Dunkirk) broke two team heptathlon records and finished second among collegians in the Spartan Early-Bird Indoor Combined Event which concluded Sunday at Case West Reserve.
In a field of 13 multi-athletes, including several who were unattached, Gajewski earned 3,892 points while Blue Devil junior Doug Imperi (Angola) finished sixth among the 13 with 3,658 points.
Gajewski set a new heptathlon shot put record of 33' 61/2" (10.22 meters) on Saturday and added the pole vault record of 12' 11" (3.94 meters) on Sunday-the fourth-best vault in the meet. The mark was also a SUNYAC qualifier into the open pole vault.
In other Sunday events, Gajewski was fourth in the 55-meter high hurdles (8.86 seconds) and seventh in the 1,000 meters (3:14.75).
Imperi was first in the 1,000 meters in 2:57.79, a school-record time in a heptathlon. He was also seventh in the 55-meter high hurdles (9.55 seconds) and eighth in the pole vault (3.14 meters/10' 3 ").
All three previous school records had been held by Spencer Lefort 9.98 meters in the shot, 3.67 meters in the pole vault, and 2:59 in the 1K.
The Blue Devils are idle from track and field competition until the SPIRE North Coast Open on Jan. 19. The next multi-event meet is Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 at Ithaca College.