Track Teams Close Regular Season at Oregon Twilight.

May 12, 2001

EUGENE - At Saturday's Oregon Twilight, junior Jason Boness paced the men with a winning mark of 7-1 1/2 in the high jump, that was only a quarter-inch off last weekend's season best.

In the shot put, redshirt junior John Bello (second, 58-4 1/2) was approximately 1 1/2 feet off his season best of 59-9 3/4, and redshirt junior Rian Ingrim upped his outdoor best to 57-2 3/4 to finish third. Bello added first in the discus (177-9) with a mark that 2 1/2 feet off his season best of 180-1.

In the sprints, sophomore Samie Parker lowered his wind-aided season best in the 100 to 10.40 (second), although there was no wind information.

The evening's finale, the 33rd edition of the Bill McChesney Jr. Memorial Twilight Mile featured the 20th sub-4:00 victory, this time by unattached entrant Mike Miller (3:57.13). South Africa's Clyde Colenso followed in second place (4:01.15), edging Nike's Nolan Swanson (4:02.79).

In the men's steeplechase, Nike's Ray Hughes (8:47.39) edged unattached entrant Jon Clemens (second, 8:50.98) for the win.

On the women's side, freshman Sarah Malone continued to shine at Hayward Field Saturday with her second school record in as many home meets at Saturday's Oregon Twilight.

The Newburg, Ore., native uncorked a personal best throw of 174-0 (53.04 meters) to potentially the collegiate lead next week, and become only the second collegian this season to meet the NCAA automatic mark of 172-3.

Going into this week, USC freshman Inga Stasiulionyte, threw her season best of 173-9 last weekend at the USC-UCLA dual meet. Malone's throw will also likely rank her among the top-10 Americans, and easily bettered her previous personal best and school record from the Oregon Invitational two weekends ago (169-3).

In the sprints, sophomore Lucretia Larkin and freshman Olivia-Diane Callier ran wind-aided season bests of 14.55 and 14.56, respectively to finish first and second in the 100 hurdles.

The remaining six Duck winners included sophomore Janette Davis (400, 56.4h), freshman Rachael Kriz (high jump, 5-5), senior Holly Speight (pole vault, 12-1 1/2), sophomore Amanda Brown (long jump, 18-11 1/4), sophomore Mary Etter (discus, 167-6) and senior Maureen Morrison (hammer, 182-5).

Among other women's action, Eugenean Clare Taylor took the U.S. lead in the 5,000 with her winning time of 15:29.16 over Canadian Courtney Babcock (15:29.60).

The women's steeple also featured a fine post-collegiate field as Nike's Janet Trujillo leaned at the line for the win (10:09.70), edging former Duck All-American Lisa Karnopp-Nye of Nike Portland (second, 10:09.75).

In the women's 1,500, Canadian Nathahlie Cote (4:19.76) kicked to the lead in the final 200 meters to win (4:19.76), ahead of Canadian Vicky Lynch-Pounds (4:19.92) and former Oregon All-American Marie Davis (4:23.03).

Looking ahead, the Duck men and women return to action next weekend at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, set for the University of California's Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21.

Duck Season Bests From Saturday

100    Samie Parker          10.40 (nwi)1,500  Lincoln Nehring       3:59.61       John Lucas            4:06.47SP     Rian Ingrim           17.44m 57-2 3/4DT     James March           48.84m 160-3       Rian Ingrim           48.52m 159-2HT     Adam Kriz             59.24m 194-4

800 Alicia Snyder-Carlson 2:17.54400H Lucretia Larkin 14.55(nwi) Olivia-Diane Callier 14.56 (nwi)HJ Catherine Tenedios 1.58m 5-2 1/4DT Jamie Burk 44.36m 145-6 Jill Hoxmeier 43.22m 141-9HT Jill Hoxmeier 45.80m 150-3JT Sarah Malone 53.04m 174-0 Sara Dinsmore 43.90m 144-0

First Day Marks from the Pac-10 Championships Decathlon & Heptathlon

Santiago Lorenzo

100            11.10Long Jump      22-5 3/4Shot Put       44-0High Jump      6-4 1/4400            48.97First Day      3,920

Billy Pappas

100            11.36Long Jump      22-9Shot Put       44-3 1/2High Jump      6-2400            51.48First Day      3,721

Jason Slye

100            11.25Long Jump      19-11 3/4Shot Put       36-9 3/4High Jump      5-9 1/4400            50.47First Day      3,357

Jenny Kenyon

100 Hurdles    14.54High Jump      5-0 1/2Shot Put       36-2200            25.68First Day      2,990

Ann Sullivan

100 Hurdles     14.44High Jump       4-11 1/2Shot Put        33-0 1/4200             25.18First Day       2,952

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