TUCSON — Washington's Steve Erickson won the Pacific 10 decathlon championship Thursday night with 8,063 points.
USC's Mike Gonzales took the final event, the 1,500 meters, in 4:35.74 to finish second with 7,479 points, just ahead of Washington State's Carlos Gambetta, who had 7,403.
Erickson set a conference meet second-day point-total record of 4,001, breaking the old mark of 3,765 set in 1981 by Mark Anderson of UCLA. He also set a Washington school record.
Erickson came into the final five events in second place, 53 points behind Wednesday's first-round leader, Gambetta, but he quickly shot into the lead for good.