School Record, Three Wins in Tyson Finale
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Charlie Hunter broke an 11-year-old school record on his way to an NCAA-leading effort at 800 meters Saturday at the Tyson Invitational. He was joined in the winner's circle by Oregon teammates Hannah Reinhardt and Emmanuel Ihemeje. Additionally, the Ducks finished the day with five top-10 program marks and 17 personal bests.
Less than 24 hours after his 3:53 outing in the mile, Hunter stopped the clock in 1:45.59 to win the 800 meters. The time makes Hunter the fifth-fastest performer in collegiate history and marks his second Australian national record in as many days. He lowered his own mile record to 3:53.49 with his run Friday evening. Hunter broke the long-standing UO record of 1:46.36 set by Andrew Wheating in 2010.
Along with Hunter's time, Saturday's race produced the No. 5 and 7 performers in school history with Luis Peralta and Cole Hocker, respectively. Peralta ran 1:47.61 to lower his own PR and Dominican Republic national record in the event, while Hocker tallied a time of 1:48.44 in his first collegiate 800-meter race.
Cooper Teare and Reed Brown also dipped below 1:50 with their times of 1:49.29 and 1:49.47, respectively, while Angus Folmli clocked in at 1:51.48 which established a new personal best. Teare (3:50.39) and Hocker (3:50.55) were also part of Friday night's historic mile at the Tyson Invitational.
Reinhardt capped her productive weekend by winning the 5,000 meters in 16:01.67, taking more than 14 seconds off her previous indoor best in the event. The Oregon newcomer currently sits at No. 14 on the NCAA descending-order list.
In the women's mile, Aneta Konieczek tallied a huge personal best of 4:35.88 to move to No. 10 on the program's all-time list. She entered the weekend with a PR of 4:48.23 from a season ago. Konieczek finished in sixth place in Saturday's mile, and with the performance, now ranks eighth in the NCAA this season.
The Women of Oregon got another top-15 national time from Mia Morck at 800 meters in her individual debut for the Ducks. She ran a personal best of 2:06.06—No. 13 in the NCAA—to finish in fourth overall. Right behind her in fifth place was Carly Kleefeld in 2:07.94, a personal best of her own. She started the day with 2:09.52 as an indoor best. Multi-event standout Mathilde Rey (2:13.25) knocked more than four seconds off her PR in winning the first section of Saturday's final.
Konieczek, Morck and Reinhardt were all part of the Ducks' distance-medley relay that clocked a time of 10:56.79 on day one of the Tyson Invitational. That mark ranks No. 2 in the NCAA.
Redshirt freshman Emmanuel Ihemeje opened the day with a win in the triple jump, his second victory in as many competitions. The Bergamo, Italy, native led from the opening round (16.26m/53-4.25) and extended his lead on a jump of 16.35m/53-7.75 in the third round. That mark stood up through the final, allowing Ihemeje to pass on his last three jumps. Along with his school record (16.41m/53-10.25) from the season opener, Ihemeje owns the two best jumps in program history.
Xavier Nairne moved to No. 9 on the Ducks' 200-meter top 10 with his time of 21.14 on Saturday. He previously sat at 10th with his 21.25 from the Razorback Invitational earlier this season. Jacoby McNamara lowered his PR from 21.86 to 21.23 in his season debut.
Freshman Evan Holland joined the Ducks' sub-4:00 mile list, leaning at the tape for a 3:59.95 to dip below the mystical barrier. With the result, he becomes the fifth Oregon runner below four minutes this season. Overall, Holland is the 26th man in program history to join the indoor sub-4:00 list.
In the women's 200 meters, freshman Jadyn Mays was the team's top performer at 23.76 that represents a new best. Fellow UO freshmen Jaida Ross and Ellie Akough recorded PRs in the shot put with Ross finishing in sixth at 14.48/47-6.25, moving to within a foot of the program's top-10 list.
Tyson Invitational – Day 2 Results
Men of Oregon
8. Xavier Nairne – 21.14 (PR) [No. 9 UO]
9. Gaston Bouchereau – 21.19
11. Jacoby McNamara – 21.23 (PR)
1. Charlie Hunter – 1:45.59 (PR) [No. 1 UO]
2. Luis Peralta – 1:47.61 (PR) [No. 5 UO]
4. Cole Hocker – 1:48.44 (PR) [No. 7 UO]
6. Cooper Teare – 1:49.29
7. Reed Brown – 1:49.47 (PR)
11. Angus Folmli – 1:51.48 (PR)
4. Evan Holland – 3:59.95
7. Austin Tamagno – 4:04.83
12. Quincy Norman – 14:32.14
--. Jack Yearian – DNF
4. Jett Kinder – 1.90m/6-2.75
1. Emmanuel Ihemeje – 16.35m/53-7.75
8. Mason Strunk – 15.39m/50-6
9. Tyler Arbaugh – 15.35m/50-4.5
11. Max Vollmer – 15.07m/49-5.5
12. Jett Kinder – 14.04m/46-0.75
Women of Oregon
18. Jadyn Mays – 23.76 (PR)
25. Brianna Duncan – 24.14
27. Jasmin Reed – 24.15 (SB)
30. Emily Sloan – 24.40 (PR)
32. Megan Bolton – 24.73 (PR)
4. Mia Morck – 2:06.06 (PR)
5. Carly Kleefeld – 2:07.94 (PR)
13. Mathilde Rey – 2:13.25 (PR)
6. Aneta Konieczek – 4:35.88 (PR) [No. 10 UO]
--. Carly Kleefeld – DNF
1. Hannah Reinhardt – 16:01.67 (PR)
4. Alessia Zarbo – 16:20.67
--. Tori Sloan – NH
5. Dominique Ruotolo – 13.01m/42-8.25
8. Lexi Ellis – 12.83m/42-1.25 (SB)
10. Jaimie Robinson – 12.61m/41-4.5
6. Jaida Ross – 14.48m/47-6.25 (PR)
8. Ellie Akough – 13.68m/44-10.75 (PR)
9. Christalee Kirby – 12.89m/42-3.5
For more news and information about Oregon Track and Field, follow @OregonTF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.