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Lindsay Schwartz, Benjamin Ose Capture Sam Adams Invite Titles

Benjamin Ose, Dartmouth decathlete; winner of Sam Adams Invite
Decathlon champion Benjamin Ose of Dartmouth cleared 14-09 in the pole vault and scored 760 points. (Fritz Olenberger photo)

Lindsay Schwartz won the heptathlon and Benjamin Ose captured the decathlon title at the seventh annual Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational on Saturday at Westmont's Thorrington Field.

Schwartz, a former member of the Santa Barbara Track Club who now lives in Texas, won her fourth Sam Adams title and third in a row with 5,852 points over the two-day competition.  Ose, a junior at Dartmouth, took the decathlon with 7,168 points.

Schwartz was consistent through the seven events,  highlighted by a 13.87 in the 100m hurdles (997 points) and a 24.29 in the 200 meters (953). She also won the final event of the competition, the 800, in 2:17.23.

Long Beach State alum Riley Cooks was runner-up with 5,773 points, a personal best. In third place, USC Junior Lyndsey Lopes scored 5,574 points, which currently ranks her fifth amongst NCAA Division I competitors in the Heptathlon.

Ose finsihed just off of his 2017 personal best of 7,192 in the decathlon. He is currently ranked 10th amongst NCAA Division I competitors. Similar to Schwartz, he maintained his lead with consistency through the 10-event competition. Ose's competition was highlighted by high marks in the 100 (11.18 / 821 points), 400 (49.62 / 832) and 110m Hurdles (15.22 / 823). 

Fellow Dartmouth teammate Ben Colello was runner-up with 7,086 points. SBTC and  Dos Pueblos alum Steven Scarvelis had a banner two-day competition with a personal best of 7,002 points to finish in third place. Scarvelis set personal bests in the long jump (20-11.50 / 673 points), shot put (45-02.75 / 715) and pole vault (13-05.25 / 645). He also completed the event by winning the 1500  wire-to-wire 4:24.92 in relatively windy conditions, just off of his personal best 4:24.84 in 2013. 

SBTC TRI-CHALLENGE WINNERS

Girls

5-8: Ella Forcey
9-10: Anya Newton
11-12: Clara McDonald
13-14: Makenzie Fauver

Boys

5-8: Amir Keaton
9-10: Mason Skidmore & Tatum
11-12: Jude Neary
13-14: Erich Gobel

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