Women's Track Wraps Up Busy Weekend at Steve Scott Invite

May 6, 2001

IRVINE, Calif. - University of Oregon senior Maureen Morrison paced the Duck women's track and field team Sunday at the Steve Scott Invitational, tying her school record in the hammer throw.

Morrison finished fifth overall in the event with a mark of 186-6, exactly equaling the school record she threw last season against Washington. More importantly, Morrison joined the NCAA provisional list for the first time this season in the hammer after eclipsing the collegiate standard of 183-9 - the third year in her career when she has accomplished the feat.

At the same meet, Morrison upped her season best in the discus by more than three feet to 159-9 and placed third.

Sophomores Mary Etter also recorded one of her biggest days as a Duck, raising her outdoor personal best in the shot put (second, 47-11 3/4), and claimed strong marks in the discus (second, 172-4) and hammer (ninth, 165-10). Sophomore Jordan McDaniels added 10th in the hammer with a mark of 161-10.

In the jumps, junior Niki Reed finished fourth in the elite section of the pole vault (12-6 3/4). In a separate section, senior Holly Speight tied for second and equaled her personal best (12-6), and freshman Kirsten Riley placed fourth (12-0). In the high jump, freshman Rachael Kriz tied her personal best of 5-7 for fourth place.

On the track, Duck finishers included sophomores Janette Davis in the 400 (fourth, 56.54) and Eri Macdonald in the 800 (seventh, 2:15.31), freshman Annette Mosey in the 1,500 (4:40.86), freshman Ann Sullivan in the 100 hurdles (second, 14.30), senior Cameo Davis in the 400 hurdles (third, 62.80).

'We had several really good performances on the field,' Oregon women's head coach Tom Heinonen said, 'led by Mo's hammer, and all of Mary's performances -- probably her best day ever combining all three events - and another solid performance for Rachael in the high jump. Although we didn't do quite as well on the track, overall this was a good stepping stone to help get us ready for the Pac-10's at Berkeley.'

Looking ahead, the Duck men and women compete at home at the Oregon Twilight, Saturday, May 12, with the Pac-10 Conference Championships Heptathlon and Decathlon also slated for Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13 in Berkeley, Calif.

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