Women's Track and Field Score Several Bests and Qualifying Marks at Willamette Open

April 7, 2001

SALEM, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's track and field team continued to add names their qualifying list for the Pac-10 Championships, with several individuals also scoring wins at Saturday's Willamette Open.

Sophomore thrower Mary Etter turned in another busy afternoon with wins in the hammer (176-10), shot put (46-11) and discus (159-9). Among those marks, her hammer throw was a personal best and her first Pac-10 qualifying mark of the season, and her shot put mark was only a half-inch off her season best

Freshman Sarah Malone upped her standing on the NCAA provisional list with her winning toss of 165-1 in the javelin - more than a five-foot season best, and less than a foot off her lifetime best of 165-11 from last season. Also in the javelin, redshirt senior Sara Dinsmore raised her personal best (142-4, third) and missed the Pac-10 qualifying mark by only eight inches.

In the high jump, Jenny Brogdon became the second Duck to clear 5-7 this season with her winning mark from Saturday, Freshman Rachael Kriz also met the minimum Pac-10 qualifying mark of 5-7 at the Bearcat Open two weeks ago.

Remaining Duck victors included the 4x100 relay (48.73), junior Jenny Kenyon (100 hurdles, 14.73), and redshirt senior Holly Speight (pole vault, 11-6 1/4).

Also to note, All-American and redshirt senior Karina Elstrom competed in the pole vault for the first time in 10 months (third, 10-11 3/4), and freshman middle distance runner Annette Mosey just missed the Pac-10 qualifying mark of 4:40.14 with her third-place clocking of 4:40.31.

Looking ahead, the Ducks next return home to Hayward Field for the 93rd and 28th installments of the men's and women's duals against Washington, Saturday, April 14. The women's javelin is tentatively scheduled to kick action off at noon, and the first running event is the men's steeplechase at 1:45 p.m. The final event, the 4x400 relay, begins at 4:15 p.m.


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