Speight Leads Ducks With NCAA Provisional Mark

Jan. 28, 2001

PORTLAND - University of Oregon senior Holly Speight kept her NCAA qualifying streak alive Sunday with a strong, early-season mark at the Great Northwest Indoor Classic at the Portland Expo Center.

The Salem native cleared 12-6 in her second indoor meet this season in the pole vault, while sophomore Georgette Moyle and freshman and Eugenean Kirsten Riley both cleared 11-0 (places were unavailable). Speight's mark was a new personal best by two inches and met the NCAA provisional standard of 12-5 1/2 (3.80 meters), an honor she also achieved in each of her first three seasons as a Duck.

In the throws, sophomore Mary Etter won the shot put (45-5 1/2), and was followed by freshman Dani Keyser (second, 38-8), sophomore Jordan McDaniels (fifth, 36-11), freshman Jill Hoxmeier (seventh, 35-10 1/2) and junior heptathlete Jenny Kenyon (13th, 27-7).

In the sprints, sophomore Heather Murtaugh led the Ducks in the 300-meter dash (second, 44.05), followed by freshman Daisy Pressley (third, 44.13).

Full results will eventually be posted by meet management at the www.usatf-oregon.org web site.

The Duck women next compete at the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, Nev., hosted by the University of Nevada, Sat., Feb. 3.

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