Men's Track Scores Pole Vault & Javelin Wins at USC
March 23, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The University of Oregon men's track and field squad claimed two wins and an NCAA provisional mark in its first away date of the outdoor season.
All-America sophomore pole vaulter Trevor Woods raised his outdoor best of 17-6 1/2 to claim the win over USC's Jeff Ryan (second, 17-0 3/4) and also easily meet the NCAA minimum provisional standard of 17-2 3/4. The Coos Bay, Ore.,native's mark was his third this month of 17-4 or better after a third-place finish in the NCAA Indoor Championships (personal best 17-11 3/4) and in the Oregon Preview last weekend (first, 17-4 1/2).
Also in the field events Saturday, sophomores Adam Jenkins and Nick Bakke shared the javelin victory with a throw of 200-5. and senior Jason Boness raised his outdoor best to 7-0 1/2 to take second in the high jump, just ahead of redshirt senior Kyley Johnson third, 6-10 3/4) and redshirt junior Jake Horner (fourth, 6-8 3/4).
On the track, senior Micah Harris missed the NCAA provisional mark in the 110 hurdles by only .01 seconds with his season best and second-place time (13.91), trailing only USC's Ryan Wilson (first, 13.59). Also in the sprints, the 4x100 (41.64) and 4x400 (3:15.32) each took second to USC and BYU in their respective races
All of the aforementioned Duck individuals also notched Pac-10 Championships qualifying marks, as did junior Cory Gray (100, third, 10.73), junior Terry Ellis (110 hurdles, fifth, 14.64), and redshirt senior Cody Howell (pole vault, third, 16-6 3/4)
Looking ahead to next weekend, several Duck men's distance runners will compete in the Stanford Invitational, Fri.-Sat., March 29-30, while the Duck women compete against Air Force, Arizona State, Boise State, and Colorado in Tempe, Ariz, Sat., March 30.
USC-BYU-OREGON Dual Meet
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.
March 23, 2002
400 - 1, Matt Nielson, BYU, 47.05.
800 - 1, Chad Simkins, BYU, 1:51.43. 4, Ross Krempley, Oregon, 1:52.86.
1,500 - 1, Lewis Jones, BYU, 3:52.40.
Steeplechase - 1, Richard Evanson, BYU, 9:25.20.
400 Hurdles - 1, Ryan Wilson, USC,51.60. 5, Brandon Holliday, Oregon, 54.19.
Long Jump - 1, Aron Szmuda, BYU, 25-3 1/4. 5, Foluso Akinradewo, Oregon, 20-11 1/4.
Triple Jump - 1, Julien Kapek, USC, 52-6 1/2.
Discus - 1, Daniel Arrhenius, BYU, 172-7. 2, James March, Oregon, 159-2.
Hammer - 1, Michael Murray, USC, 197-11. 2, Adam Kriz, Oregon, 189-5.
4x400 - 1, BYU 3:13.69. 2, Oregon, 3:15.32.