Zografos, Hoxmeier and Davis Post Regional Marks in Cardinal Qualifier
May 9, 2003
STANFORD, Calif. - The University of Oregon men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up their regular seasons with one new Pac-10 qualifying mark and three new Regional efforts in the Cardinal Qualifier, Friday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.
On the women's side, redshirt senior Carrie Zografos ran a 10-second personal best in the 5,000 and ranked third among collegians and sixth overall (16:51.10). The All-America harrier from Portland, Ore., easily met the 17:00.00 qualifying standard that she missed by less than two seconds two weeks ago in the Oregon Invite (17:01.93).
In the 800, senior Eri Macdonald claimed her second-fastest time of the season(seventh, 2:08.71), and was followed by redshirt freshman Sara Schaaf (10th, 2:15.64). Florida State's Laura Gerber won the event with the top collegiate time of the year (2:03.08).
In the discus throw, junior Jill Hoxmeier earned the first Pac-10 and Regional invite of her career with a 3 1/2-foot lifetime best (sixth, 151-9). The Aloha, Ore., native's mark met the conference and regional marks of 150-0 and 150-11.
'It was a pretty good day for us,' Oregon women's coach Tom Heinonen said, 'we got two of the four performances we were hoping for. Carrie look good in the last kilometer and easily made the Regional standard while wearing training shoes to protect her for next week's Pac-10 meet. Jill got it done on her last throw to get her Regional and Pac-10 invites. Eri ran a fast last 200 but was too far back early on to take advantage of a race that featured the nation's fastest collegiate mark.'
On the men's side, the Ducks swept the top three places in the high jump courtesy of freshmen Teddy Davis (first, outdoor season best 6-8 3/4), Jeff Lindsey (second, 6-8 3/4) and Chad Clason (third, 6-4 3/4). Davis became the third Duck qualifier in the event for the Regional finale three weeks away, while all three had already qualified for next week's Pac-10 Championships.
Senior James March placed third in the discus (169-10) with his second-best mark of his career, in an event won by Stanford's Oman Inan (188-6).
Full results are available at the www.gostanford.com website.
Looking ahead, the Ducks' combined event corps open duty in the Pac-10 Championship Decathlon and Heptathlon, Sat., May 10 at Barbara A. Loker Stadium on the USC campus. Meet results will be updated regularly during the competition at the www.usctrojans.com website.
Cobb Track and Angell Field
Friday, May 9, 2003
5,000 - 1, Vicky Gill, Florida State, 15:42.40. 2, Marie Davis, Nike Farm Team, 16:20.24. 3, Genvieve graff-Ermeling, Puro Pro, 16:20.68. 6, Carrie Zografos, Oregon, 16:51.10.
Discus - 1, Sheni Russell, Unat., 171-2. 2, Molly Meyer, Stanford, 161-8. 3, Kitty Currier, Stanford, 157-0. 6, Jill Hoxmeier, Oregon, 151-9.
5,000 - 1, Aaron Davis, Team Eugene, 14:00.14. 2, Ben Dawson, Nike, 14:00.16. 3, Matt Levassiur, Adams State, 14:07.40. 22, Erik Heinonen, Oregon, 14:58.00 - injured.
Discus - 1, Omer Inan, Stanford, 188-6. 2, Nick Welihozkiy, Stanford, 174-9. 3, James March, Oregon, 169-10.
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