Americans Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee 1-2 In Decathlon After High Jump

Team USA's Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee are well out in front of the decathlon field at the 2012 Olympics. Eaton and Hardee are first and second in the decathlon standings after the high jump, and significantly so.

Eaton, who set a new world record for points in the decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials, sits comfortably ahead of Hardee at 3698 points, which is 161 points ahead of Hardee's 3537. That lead is larger than Hardee's on Russia's Sergei Svirdov, who is in eighth place at 3380 points.

Hardee has a healthy lead on Belgium's Hans Van Alphen, in third with 3489 points. Van Alphen is two points ahead of Damian Warner of Canada, who sits in fourth with 3487 points.

Eaton placed first in the 100 meters and the long jump, and second in the high jump. Hardee has been in the top 10 in all four events so far.

Wednesday's final event is the 400 meters, which will wrap the first half of the decathlon.

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