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Six Wins, Two School Records in Weekend Finale

Jan 30, 2021

Meet Results - Razorback Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Oregon track and field team capped its productive season opener at the Razorback Invitational on Saturday with six wins, two school records and 12 NCAA top-10 season marks.
Freshman and Portland, Ore., native Micah Williams ran an NCAA-leading and UO record 6.56 to win the 60 meters, leading a 1-4-6 showing in the event for the Ducks. His time surpassed the previous record of 6.57 shared by Kyree King and Cravon Gillespie. Williams' time doubles as the second-fastest time in the world this season.
Williams was the top performer in the prelims with a time of 6.63 with teammate Rieker Daniel—out of Boring, Ore.—right behind in a personal best of 6.65 which ties the No. 6 mark at Oregon. Gaston Bouchereau clocked in at 6.67 to finish fourth in the 60-meter final.
The Women of Oregon collected a win at 60 meters, as well, with newcomer Kemba Nelson taking the top spot in 7.19 which makes her the No. 7 performer in program history. The Ducks had three runners in the sprint final with Brianna Duncan finishing third in 7.30 and freshman Jadyn May clocking in at 7.41 for sixth place. Nelson's time is currently the No. 2 mark in the NCAA this season.
In his first competition as a Duck, redshirt freshman Emmanuel Ihemeje put his name on top of the UO top-10 list in the triple jump. The Bergamo, Italy, native got out to a day's best of 16.41m/53-10.25 on his first attempt and moved past the old UO record of 16.31m/53-6.25 set by Nate Moore in 2016. Ihemeje's jump ranks second in the NCAA this season.
Back from helping the distance-medley relay break the NCAA record Friday night, Charlie Hunter threw down an NCAA-leading time of 3:54.54 to win the mile. In addition to lowering his personal best from last year's 3:55.41, Hunter set an Australian indoor record in the event. The previous national record of 3:54.77 by Mark Fountain had stood since 2005.
In the same race, Reed Brown clocked the second-fastest time—3:56.61—in the NCAA this season. He also moves to No. 5 on the all-time UO performance list, becoming the sixth Oregon man to run under 3:57 in the indoor mile.
Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker, two more members of the record-breaking DMR, finished 1-2 in the 3,000 meters with the top-two times in the NCAA this season. Teare stopped the clock in 7:46.10 with Hocker right on his heels in 7:46.44, personal bests for both. Hocker also becomes the No. 6 performer in the event at Oregon, just behind Teare.
Junior Emily Sloan added a runner-up outing in the 60-meter hurdles to the Ducks' success on the track. She set a personal best of 8.16 in the final and is currently tied for seventh on the NCAA descending order list. In the prelim, Sloan was the third-qualifier with a time of 8.22 in her first hurdle race of the season.
In the women's triple jump, sophomore Dominique Ruotolo tallied a PR of 13.15m/43-1.75 and led a 2-4-5 finish for Oregon. She becomes the third UO woman to eclipse 43 feet in the event along with teammate Lexi Ellis and school-record holder Chaquinn Cook. In fifth place, Jaimie Robinson finished with a day's best of 12.64m/41-5.75 to move to No. 5 on the all-time UO list.
Max Vollmer posted a score of 5,734 points in his first heptathlon of the season, good for the current No. 3 total in the NCAA this season. He finished second in the competition and set two personal bests—shot put and 1,000 meters—over the course of the two-day event. Freshman Jett Kinder completed his first collegiate heptathlon in seventh place with 5,175 points.
Oregon's first win of the day came from freshman Jaida Ross in the shot put. She finished the competition with a best of 14.33m/47-0.25 from the sixth round. Ross' final four throws were good enough for the win. Teammates Christalee Kirby (13.51m/44-4) and Ellie Akough (12.72m/41-8.75) were second and fourth, respectively.
Razorback Invitational – Day 2 Results
Men of Oregon
60 Meters – final
1. Micah Williams – 6.56 (PR) [No. 1 UO]
4. Gaston Bouchereau – 6.67
6. Xavier Nairne – 6.88
--. Rieker Daniel – DNS
60 Meters – preliminary
1. Micah Williams – 6.63q
2. Rieker Daniel – 6.65q (PR) [=No. 6 UO]
4. Gaston Bouchereau – 6.69q
7. Xavier Nairne – 6.85q
11. DJ Henderson – 6.92
800 Meters
7. Angus Fölmli – 1:51.59
1. Charlie Hunter – 3:54.54 (PR) [No. 2 UO*]
2. Reed Brown – 3:56.61 (PR) [No. 5 UO]
--. Luis Peralta – DNF
--. Austin Tamagno – DNF
3,000 Meters
1. Cooper Teare – 7:46.10 (PR) [No. 5 UO*]
2. Cole Hocker – 7:46.44 (PR) [No. 6 UO]
18. Evan Holland – 8:22.16
20. Abdinasir Hussein – 8:26.85
60m Hurdles – final
--. Pierce LaCoste – DNS
60m Hurdles – preliminary
7. Pierce LaCoste – 8.25q (PR)
10. Nathan Poff – 9.05
Triple Jump
1. Emmanuel Ihemeje – 16.41m/53-10.25 [No. 1 UO]
2. Max Vollmer – 5,734 points
                4. 60m Hurdles – 8.21 [930 points]
                3. Pole Vault – 4.85m/15-11 [865]
                3. 1,000 Meters – 2:43.49 (PR) [835]
7. Jett Kinder – 5,175 points
                9. 60m Hurdles – 9.05 [735 points]
                4. Pole Vault – 4.65m/15-3 [804]
                12. 1,000 Meters – 3:14.28 [531]
Women of Oregon
60 Meters – final
1. Kemba Nelson – 7.19 (PR) [No. 7 UO]
3. Brianna Duncan – 7.30
6. Jadyn Mays – 7.41 (PR)
60 Meters – preliminary
2. Kemba Nelson – 7.26q
4. Brianna Duncan – 7.36q
7. Jadyn Mays – 7.44q
11. Jasmin Reed – 7.64
12. Iman Brown – 7.65
14. Alexa Webster – 7.74
16. Alysah Hickey – 7.87
60m Hurdles – final
2. Emily Sloan – 8.16 (PR) [No. 3 UO*]
60m Hurdles – preliminary
3. Emily Sloan – 8.22q
11. Alexa Webster – 8.68
Triple Jump
2. Dominique Ruotolo – 13.15m/43-1.75 (PR) [No. 3 UO*]
4. Lexi Ellis – 12.70m/41-8
5. Jaimie Robinson – 12.64m/41-5.75 [=No. 5 UO]
Shot Put
1. Jaida Ross – 14.33m/47-0.25
2. Christalee Kirby – 13.51m/44-4
4. Ellie Akough – 12.72m/41-8.75
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