Woods Notches First 18-Foot Pole Vault Mark in Win over Huskies
April 13, 2002
EUGENE - The University of Oregon men's and women's track and field teams kept their unbeaten records intact Saturday with wins over the University of Washington (M, 117-81, W, 105-95).
On the individual front, the Duck men and women posted 13 and nine individual wins, respectively, and a total of one NCAA automatic and eight provisional marks on the warm, overcast afternoon.
One of seven field event winners for the Duck men, sophomore and All-America pole vaulter Trevor Woods of Coos Bay logged his first career 18-foot clearance (first, NCAA prov. 18-0 1/2, 5.50m), edging Washington All-American Brad Washington (second 17-4 1/2).
'I knew I could get 18 feet today, because I didn't even need my biggest pole to clear 17-8,' Woods said. 'I guess that means I'm getting better technically, but I'm still aiming higher and my attempts at 18-4 were my first ever, so I still have a lot to learn. I was more happy that I could help the team today. Our two captains (John Stiegeler and Santiago Lorenzo) couldn't compete, so others needed to step up.'
In the hammer, junior Adam Kriz added the first NCAA provisional mark of his career (first, 207-8) with an almost 10-foot personal best. The Toledo, Ore., native had set his prior best last weekend in the Texas Relays (197-9).
The duo also moved to fourth and eighth all-time for the Ducks in their specialties.
Other Duck victors from the jumps and throws included redshirt senior Kyley Johnson (high jump, 7-0 1/4), junior Foluso Akinradewo (triple jump, PR 50-4 1/2, long jump, 21-8), junior James March (shot put, 52-6 1/2) and sophomore Adam Jenkins (javelin, 199-9).
On the track, senior hurdler Micah Harris scored a pair of individual wins, including a season best and his first NCAA provisional mark in the 110 hurdles this season (13.90, -0.8 headwind), and a personal best in the 200 (21.69). Sophomore Brandon Holliday added a 1 1/2-second personal best in the 400 hurdles (first, 51.29) that was only .09 seconds shy of the NCAA provisional mark.
Also in the sprints, junior Samie Parker (10.76) and reshirt junior Jason Slye (11.09) went 1-2 in the 100, while both relays claimed blue ribbons and outdoor season bests - 4x100 (40.77) and 4x400 (3:18.76).
In the distances, redshirt freshman Eric Logsdon claimed the first win of his Duck career (3,000, 8:21.39), just edging redshirt senior Adam Bergquist (second, 8:22.35). Redshirt frosh Brett Holts lowered his personal best in the steeplechase by four seconds (second, 9:01.19), and senior Simon Kimata added points in the 800 (third, 1:53.32) and 1,500 (fifth, 3:50.26).
'I thought our guys did a good job of stepping up,' Oregon men's coach Martin Smith said. 'We were without some key people, but a lot of our field guys took over and helped each other catch fire - especially Trevor, Kyley, and our two triple jumpers. Micah also did a great job with a great time into a head wind, and Brandon Holliday had a big race. I thought our 3K and steeple runners ran smart and looked good.'
Washington men's winners included Sean Williams (400, 48.09), Eric Garner (800, 1:50.80, 1,500, 3:43.40), Mike Hill (steeple, 8:57.17) and Matt Schwinn (discus, 162-2).
The Duck women turned in an equally strong effort against their Northwest rivals with wins in six of the eight field events, two distance races, and both relays (4x100, 47.97, 4x400, 3:47.05).
'I liked how our kids competed,' Oregon women's coach Tom Heinonen said. 'A lot competed really hard and some did really well. Conditions were crummy for the throws and jumps, but we still had some come-through performances, including Amanda Brown in the triple jump. Eri Macdonald had a monster come-from-behind win in the 800 that was startling. With Janette Davis out after the 4x100, I thought our 400 meter runners ran strongly, and then came back with great relay legs. I'm really pleased with the middle distance group. They almost all PR'ed, but most important, the dual meet did what it was supposed to and draw competitive performances out of lots of people. It made everyone important.'
Junior Eri Macdonald turned in the meet highlight on the track with a thrilling come-from-behind win in the 800 (2:06.37) against Washington's Courtney Inman (2:06.46) as both streaked to personal bests and NCAA provisional marks. Macdonald, who made up almost 20 meters in the final straightaway, moved to seventh all-time in Oregon history, passing Francie Faure (eighth, 2:06.39) and Stephanie Morris (ninth, 2:06.08), and improved upon her former best of 2:07.08 from last May's Cardinal Invite.
The Honolulu native, worked her magic later in the meet with another comeback effort in the 4x400 relay, clocking a 55.9 leg on the anchor to help the quartet to a season best (3:47.05) and nearly 10-meter win over the Huskies (second, 3:48.87).
Redshirt junior Carrie Zografos nearly added an NCAA provisional mark in her steeplechase season opener, falling two seconds shy (first, 10:42.02). Her clocking set a school record in the two-year-old collegiate event, and was a 38-second personal best over her career debut in the 2001 Oregon Invite. The former school record belonged to 3K All-American Marie Davis (10:54.8) in a summer all-comers meet at Hayward Field in 1999, two seasons before the race became an official collegiate championship event.
In the individual sprints, the Ducks were without their season leader in the 100, 200 and 400 - junior Janette Davis - because of injury, but received key points from redshirt freshman Nikki Ferguson (100, third, 12.80), redshirt junior Becky Holliday (200, third, 25.33) and freshman Michelle Donovan (400, second, PR 57.69). In the 100 and 40 hurdles, sophomore Ann Sullivan (second, 14.40) and junior Alicia Snyder-Carlson (third, 62.86) logged season and personal bests, respectively.
The field events shined as Oregon scored 55 of its points among the eight disciplines. Junior Mary Etter registered a win in the discus (164-4), and runner-up honors in the shot put (44-4) and hammer (166-9). Junior Jordan Sauvage (hammer, 170-7) added top honors in the hammer (170-7), as did sophomore Sarah Malone in the javelin ( NCAA prov. 158-0). Freshman Elisa Crumley posted another NCAA provisional effort in the javelin (second, 157-4) despite the slick runway conditions.
In the jumps, redshirt junior Becky Holliday equaled the NCAA automatic mark in the pole vault (first, 13-5 1/4), and junior Jenny Brogdon was only two inches shy of her high jump season best (first, 5-5). On the horizontal runway, junior Amanda Brown claimed a personal best in the triple jump (first, 38-10 1/4) and added runner-up honors and an outdoor season best in the long jump (17-8).
'We knew we would have to rely heavily on the field events,' Heinonen said, 'and that they'd get a lot of our their points in the running events. (When they came back after the midway point) We knew that was coming because of all of the early field events. Eri's win was important to slow them some, and we needed our field event athletes to keep piling up the points through the end. The triple jump was really vital - Amanda's points were huge for us late in the meet, although they're competing in a vacuum in the northwest corner. She then topped it off with a win, and she wasn't going to be denied.'
Washington women's women's winners included Shavon Hawkins (100, 12.26), LaTesha Moore (200, 25.16, 400, 55.89), Lindsey Egerdahl (1,500, 4:32.76), Kate Bradshaw (3,000, 10:08.89), Kelsey Sheppard (100 hurdles, 13.9-h, 400 hurdles, 59.64), Zee Ogarro (long jump, 18-4 1/2), and Searan Salibian (shot put, 45-9 1/4).
A crowd of 2,603 fans was on hand Saturday, as Oregon raised its all-time record vs. the Huskiy men to 61-32, and 27-5 on the women's side. This season both UO squads are 3-0 after wins against Montana and Weber State in their home openers, March 16 at Hayward Field.
Looking ahead, the Duck men and women head to the Mt. SAC Relays next weekend, Friday-Sunday, April 19-21. The men's decathlon gets a jump on the action at nearby Azusa Pacific University, Wednesday-Thursday, April 17-18, with the women will also likely compete in the Pomona Pitzer Invitational, Friday, April 19, and the Long Beach State Invitational, Saturday, April 20.
Hayward Field, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore
Conditions: 62 degrees, overcast, light breeze, & drizzle (early in meet only)
Men's Team Scores - Oregon 117, Washington 81.
200 - (w: +0.0) 1, Micah Harris, Oregon, 21.69. 2, Sean Williams, Washington, 22.07. 3, Jason Slye, Oregon, 22.33. 4, Cristian Adams, Washington, 22.39. 5, Eric Dahl, Oregon, 23.12. 6, Sean Sanderson, Oregon, 23.49.
800 - 1, Eric Garner, Washington, 1:50.80. 2, John Snyder, Washington, 1:52.78. 3, Simon Kimata, Oregon, 1:53.32. 4, Ross Krempley, Oregon, 1:55.04. 5, Ryan Andrus, Oregon, 1:55.19. 6, Daniel Seddiqui, Oregon, 1:57.43.
1,500 - 1, Eric Garner, Washington, 3:43.40. 2, Jeremy Park, Washington, 3:45.27. 3, Todd Arnold, Washington, 3:48.87. 4, Andrew Fader, Washington, 3:49.30. 5, Simon Kimata, Oregon, 3:50.26. 6, Ryan Andrus, Oregon, 3:52.78. 7, Kyle Robinson, Oregon, 3:59.08.
3,000 - 1, Eric Logsdon, Oregon, 8:21.39. 2, Adam Bergquist, Oregon, 8:22.35. 3, Michael Kiter, Washington, 8:24.61. 4, Jason Fayant, Washington, 8:25.22. 5, Dustin Duke, Washington, 8:28.08. 6, Ben Koss, Washington, 8:29.81. 7, Preston Brashers, Washington, 8:47.46.
110H - (w: -0.8) 1, Micah Harris, Oregon, 13.90. 2, Terry Ellis, Oregon, 14.67. 3, Sean Sanderson, Oregon, 15.13. 4, Brad Goodrich, Washington, 15.18. 5, Marc James, Washington, 15.39. 6, Jesse Giordano, Washington, 15.44. 7, Blake Bidleman, Washington, 16.05.
Steeplechase - 1, Mike Hill, Washington, 8:57.17. 2, Brett Holts, Oregon, 9:01.19. 3, Chris Fayant, Washington, 9:51.69.
4x100 - 1, Oregon (Amundson, Harris, Ellis, Parker), 40.77. 2, Washington (Williams, Hennessy, James, Adams), 42.50.
4x400 - 1, Oregon (Weiler, Holliday, Horner, Ross Krempley ), 3:18.76. DNF - Washington (Snyder, Adams, Goodrich, Williams).
High Jump - 1, Kyley Johnson, Oregon, 2.14m, (7-00.25). 2, Erik Lanigan, Washington, 2.04m, (6-08.25). 3, Jason Boness, Oregon, 1.99m, (6-06.25). 4, Aaron Fonder, Oregon, 1.94m, (6-04.25). 5, Frank Remund, Washington, 1.94m, (6-04.25). NH - Phillipe Cook, Washington,
Long Jump - 1, Foluso Akinradewo, Oregon, 6.60m, w:1.0 (21-08). 2, Kurt Moeller, Oregon, 6.57m, w:0.4 (21-06.75). 3, Matt Hennessy, Washington, 6.51m, w:0.4 (21-04.25). 4, Phillipe Cook, Washington, 6.37m, w:0.9 (20-10.75). 5, Kevin deSouza, Washington, 6.31m, w:1.6 (20-08.50). 6, Aaron Fonder, Oregon, 6.26m, w:1.7 (20-06.50). 7, Marcus Kelly, Washington, 6.24m, w:1.8 (20-05.75).
Triple Jump - 1, Foluso Akinradewo, Oregon, 15.35m, w:+0.0 (50-04.50). 2, Marcus Kelly, Washington, 15.07m, w:0.9 (49-05.50). 3, Derek Strubel, Oregon, 14.97m, w:+0.0 (49-01.50). 4, Kevin deSouza, Washington, 13.06m, w:1.0 (42-10.25).
Shot Put - 1, James March, Oregon, 16.01m, (52-06.50). 2, Jeff Wallis, Washington, 15.47m, (50-09.25). 3, Adam Kriz, Oregon, 14.93m, (48-11.75). 4, Rian Ingrim, Oregon, 14.39m, (47-02.50). 5, Mat Schwinn, Washington, 13.73m, (45-00.50).
Discus - 1, Mat Schwinn, Washington, 49.44m, (162-02). 2, James March, Oregon, 45.99m, (150-11). 3, Adam Kriz, Oregon, 43.91m, (144-01). 4, Billy Pappas, Oregon, 41.64m, (136-07). 5, Jeff Wallis, Washington, 31.45m, (103-02).
Javelin - 1, Adam Jenkins, Oregon, 60.88m, (199-09). 2, Nick Bakke, Oregon, 59.52m, (195-03). 3, Seth Jens, Washington, 58.14m, (190-09). 4, Josh Robinson, Washington, 58.14m, (190-09). 5, Rigel Wise, Washington, 54.75m, (179-07). 6, Juan Romero, Washington, 54.05m, (177-04).
Women's Team Scores - Oregon 105, Washington 95.
100 - (w: NWI) 1, Shavon Hawkins, Washington, 12.26. 2, Zulinda Ogarro, Washington, 12.46. 3, Nikki Ferguson, Oregon, 12.80. 4, Torkwase Fraser, Oregon, 12.94. 5, Lucretia Larkin, Oregon, 13.04. 6, Heather Murtaugh, Oregon, 13.06.
200 - (w: +0.0) 1, LeTesha Moore, Washington, 25.16. 2, Shavon Hawkins, Washington, 25.17. 3, Becky Holliday, Oregon, 25.33. 4, Jenny Kenyon, Oregon, 25.82. 5, Daisy Pressley, Oregon, 26.07. 6, Rianna Moore, Washington, 26.10. 7, Heather Murtaugh, Oregon, 26.71.
3,000 - 1, Kate Bradshaw, Washington, 10:08.89. 2, Laura Harmon, Oregon, 10:27.36. 3, Camille Connelly, Washington, 10:31.43. 4, Laura Halvorsen, Washington, 10:38.50. 5, Carrie Zografos, Oregon, 11:07.43.
100H - (w: -1.3) 1, Kelsey Sheppard, Washington, 13.9-h. 2, Ann Sullivan, Oregon, 14.4-h. 3, Jenny Kenyon, Oregon, 14.5-h. 4, Cambrielle Jensen, Washington, 15.2-h. 5, Lucretia Larkin, Oregon, 15.6-h.
400H - 1, Kelsey Sheppard, Washington, 59.64. 2, Cambrielle Jensen, Washington, 1:02.26. 3, Alicia Snyder-Carlson, Oregon, 1:02.86. 4, Kayla Mellott, Oregon, 1:04.45. 5, Maegan Traver, Oregon, 1:09.44.
4x100 - 1, Oregon (Pressley , Davis , Larkin , Ferguson ), 47.97. DQ - Washington 'A' (Zulinda Ogarro , Moore , Hawkins , Moore ).
4x400 - 1, Oregon (Holliday, Kenyon, Donovan , Macdonald), 3:47.05. 2, Washington (Moore, Sheppard, Jensen, Hawkins), 3:48.87. 3, Oregon 'B' (McAllister, Mellott, Snyder-Carlson, Mosey), 3:57.30. 4, Washington 'B' (Werner, Inman , Johnson , Moore), 4:03.60.
High Jump - 1, Jenny Brogdon, Oregon, 1.65m, (5-05). 2, Rachael Kriz, Oregon, 1.60m, (5-03). 3, Sidney Brown, Washington, 1.60m, (5-03). 4, Elena Popovskaya, Washington, 1.60m, (5-03). 5, Brittiny Roberts, Washington, 1.60m, (5-03).
Pole Vault - 1, Becky Holliday, Oregon, 4.10m, (13-05.25). 2, Kate Soma, Washington, 4.00m, (13-01.50). 3, Kirsten Riley, Oregon, 3.65m, (11-11.75). 4, Sandy Erickson, Washington, 3.50m, (11-05.75). 5, Hannah Moore, Oregon, 3.35m, (10-11.75). 6, Alexis Jamie, Washington, 3.20m, (10-06).
Long Jump - 1, Zulinda Ogarro, Washington, 5.60m, w:0.5 (18-04.50). 2, Amanda Brown, Oregon, 5.42m, w:1.2 (17-09.50). 3, Jenny Kenyon, Oregon, 5.38m, w:1.2 (17-08). 4, Brittiny Roberts, Washington, 5.31m, w:1.1 (17-05.25). 5, Mary Murphy, Oregon, 5.14m, w:+0.0 (16-10.50).
Triple Jump - 1, Amanda Brown, Oregon, 11.84m, w:0.2 (38-10.25). 2, Brittiny Roberts, Washington, 11.84m, w:2.0 (38-10.25). 3, Sidney Brown, Washington, 11.65m, w:0.9 (38-02.75). 4, Clarice Hayward-Lee, Oregon, 11.31m, w:1.2 (37-01.25). 5, Maegan Traver, Oregon, 11.14m, w:1.6 (36-06.75).
Shot Put - 1, Searan Salibian, Washington, 13.95m, (45-09.25). 2, Mary Etter, Oregon, 13.51m, (44-04). 3, Katie McKeever, Oregon, 12.76m, (41-10.50). 4, Mary Beeman, Washington, 12.25m, (40-02.25). 5, Kameko Gay, Washington, 12.24m, (40-02). 6, Dani Keyser, Oregon, 11.94m, (39-02.25).
Discus - 1, Mary Etter, Oregon, 50.09m, (164-04). 2, Katie McKeever, Oregon, 44.35m, (145-06). 3, Jordan Sauvage, Oregon, 43.93m, (144-01). 4, Jill Hoxmeier, Oregon, 43.04m, (141-02). 5, Jamie Burk, Oregon, 41.23m, (135-03). 6, Searan Salibian, Washington, 39.39m, (129-03). 7, Mia Norheim, Washington, 35.61m, (116-10). 8, Mary Beeman, Washington, 33.51m, (109-11).
Hammer - 1, Jordan Sauvage, Oregon, 52.00m, (170-07). 2, Mary Etter, Oregon, 50.83m, (166-09). 3, Kameko Gay, Washington, 48.11m, (157-10). 4, Jamie Burk, Oregon, 45.96m, (150-09). 5, Jill Hoxmeier, Oregon, 45.37m, (148-10). 6, Katie McKeever, Oregon, 45.37m, (148-10). 7, Dani Keyser, Oregon, 45.28m, (148-07). 8, Searan Salibian, Washington, 40.67m, (133-05).
Javelin - 1, Sarah Malone, Oregon, 48.17m, (158-00). 2, Elisa Crumley, Oregon, 47.96m, (157-04). 3, Heather Reichmann, Washington, 45.02m, (147-08). 4, Roslyn Lundeen, Oregon, 44.13m, (144-09). 5, Charyl Weingarten, Oregon, 42.89m, (140-08). 6, Megan Spriesterbach, Washington, 39.23m, (128-08).