Ducks Cap Weekend With Five More Wins
EUGENE, Ore. – With members of the team competing in two locations, the UO track and field team combined for five wins including a pair of top-three national performances Saturday. The Ducks had sprinters at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Ariz., and the throws and multis groups at the OSU High Performance in Corvallis, Ore.
In Tucson, Emily Sloan opened the Ducks' competition with a win in the 100-meter hurdles. She stopped the clock in a personal-best time of 13.04 and, in the process, became the No. 3 performer in UO history. Sloan entered the meet with a best of 13.16 from earlier this season at the West Coast Classic (April 17).
The Women of Oregon kept things rolling right into a season-best outing in the 4x100-meter relay. The quartet of Jadyn Mays, Kemba Nelson, Jasmin Reed and Danyel White combined for a time of 42.97 which, based on times entering the weekend, ranks second nationally this season. The time also becomes the No. 7 relay performance in Oregon history.
Micah Williams made his long-awaited debut in the 100 meters and responded with a time of 10.03 into a -1.0 headwind. Based on times entering the weekend, the UO freshman currently ranks third in the NCAA this season. Williams, the NCAA indoor champion at 60 meters, also moves to No. 3 on the program's top-10 list in the 100 meters.
Teammates Gaston Bouchereau (10.34) and Rieker Daniel (10.51) finished in second and fifth, respectively. In the women's 100 meters, Mays recorded a personal best of 11.41 to lead a 2-3-4 finish for the Ducks along with Reed (11.48) and White (11.57). Mays added another PR later in the meet with a time of 23.28 in the 200 meters.
The Ducks began the day with a pair of wins at the OSU High Performance meet including a top-10 program effort from Lauri Paredes in the javelin.
In the fourth round of her signature event, Paredes posted a season best of 51.76m/169-9 to move from second to first in the standings. That winning mark moves Paredes to No. 5 on the program's top-10 list and currently is the second-best mark in the Pac-12 this season.
Freshman Jaida Ross (15.84m/51-11.75) posted her third win of the year and had a consistent series Saturday with four of the six attempts measuring between 15.82 and 15.84 meters. Teammate Kiana Phelps, winner of Friday's discus, finished in fourth place.
Already the 10th-fastest performer in school history in the 200 meters, Jacoby McNamara lowered his PR to 20.66 in a runner-up finish at the Desert Heat Classic. Bouchereau dipped below 21 seconds for the first time, clocking a time of 20.97 to finish in fifth overall.
Competing in both hurdle events in Tucson, sophomore transfer Will Mundy established lifetime bests in the 110-meter (14.51) and 400-meter (51.76) races. He entered the year with a PR of 54.09 but has now lowered his best in each 400-meter hurdle outing this season.
Desert Heat Classic | Full Results
1. Micah Williams – 10.03 (-1.0) [No. 3 UO]
2. Gaston Bouchereau – 10.34 (-1.0)
5. Rieker Daniel – 10.51 (-1.0)
12. Jacoby McNamara – 10.63
2. Jacoby McNamara – 20.66 (-0.2) (PR) [No. 10 UO]
5. Gaston Bouchereau – 20.97 (-0.2) (PR)
6. Rieker Daniel – 21.02 (-0.2)
5. Will Mundy – 14.51 (PR)
3. Will Mundy – 51.76 (PR)
--. Micah Williams/Gaston Bouchereau/Rieker Daniel/Jacoby McNamara – DQ
2. Jadyn Mays – 11.41 (PR)
3. Jasmin Reed – 11.48
4. Danyel White – 11.57
4. Danyel White – 23.27 (SB)
5. Jadyn Mays – 23.28 (PR)
6. Jasmin Reed – 23.54 (SB)
12. Emily Sloan – 24.48
1. Emily Sloan – 13.04 (PR) [No. 3 UO]
1. Jadyn Mays/Kemba Nelson/Jasmin Reed/Danyel White – 42.97 (SB) [No. 7 UO]
OSU High Performance | Full Results
15. Dalen Hargett – 11.34
12. Nathan Poff – 16.15
7. Taylor Chocek – 15.29
1. Jaida Ross – 15.84m/51-11.75
4. Kiana Phelps – 14.49m/47-6.5
9. Christalee Kirby – 12.83m/42-1.25
12. Mathilde Rey – 12.33m/40-5.5
22. Taylor Chocek – 10.62m/34-10.25
1. Lauri Paredes – 51.76m/169-9 (SB) [No. 5 UO]
12. Riley Traeger – 38.62m/126-8
19. Riley Ovall – 34.42m/112-11
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