Sacksen and Isaksen 8th in Mixed Relay

May 10, 2010, 10:27 p.m. (ET)
Sam Sacksen (Somerset, Pa.) and Margaux Isaksen (Fayetteville, Ark.) finished in 8th place in the mixed relay on Monday in Budapest, Hungary. The mixed relay was the first of its type and is a qualifier for the world championships in China later this year.
After the fencing portion of the relay, the U.S. team stood in 6th place out of 18 teams with a score of 34 victories against 34 defeats. Sacksen finished second among the men with a score of 20 victories and 14 defeats.
The next event was the swim where both athletes swam 100 meters for a combined time of 2:04, putting them in 7th place after two events.
They finished with 1116 points in the ride and 2328 points in the combined with a time of 15:38.33 for a total score of 5574 for the day.