Bob Stebbins, a senior from Mount St. Mary's College, finished two days of competition with 7,455 points to win the Penn Relays Decathlon today.
Stebbins won only one event on the second day of competition, the 110-meter high hurdles, but maintained a comfortable lead through the remainder of the 10 events.
In second place was Northeastern's Carl Quitzau, with 7,074 points.
Vince Reilly of Maryland won the last competition of the afternoon, the pole vault, at 14 feet, 9 1/4 inches, but placed only fifth overall.
It was Stebbins' first major decathlon title. His two Mount St. Mary's teammates, defending Penn Relays champion Gudmund Olsen and Trond Skramstad, had to withdraw with injuries.
Stebbins' total qualifies him for the NCAA Division I and Division II national championships.
In the women's heptathlon, Virginia's Susan Brownell set a Penn Relays record of 5,458 points to win the event for the second year in a row.
In second place was Maryland's Juanita Alston with 5,372 points.
Thursday's action begins at 1 p.m., with five hours of women's competition.
In the distance medley relay, Virginia goes for a third straight U.S.-record victory. Jill Haworth of Bowie will run the anchor 1,600 meters. Marita Walton of Maryland, the relays' outstanding female athlete the last two years, will attempt her third straight shot-discus double.
Starting at 7 o'clock, there will be a five-event program of men's distances races.