Trio Earns Pac-12 Weekly Accolades
EUGENE, Ore. – Powered by standout performances at the Oregon Twilight, the Ducks have collected three Pac-12 weekly honors as announced Wednesday morning by the league office. The list features Cooper Teare (men's track), Aneta Konieczek (women's track) and Lucas Ribeiro (men's field).
Teare recorded the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season in the 1,500 meters, running 3:35.97 in a runner-up finish at the Oregon Twilight. The performance also moved the UO standout to No. 3 on the program's all-time list and secured the Olympic Trials qualifying standard. Teare knocked more than seven seconds off this previous lifetime best to become the No. 8 performer in collegiate history.
In her first 800-meter race since 2018, Konieczek ran a personal best of 2:06.38 at the Oregon Twilight. She took more than six seconds off her previous best and currently ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in the event. Konieczek won her section of the three-section event and finished fifth overall.
Ribeiro won the discus at the Oregon Twilight with a lifetime best of 53.79m/176-5, adding more than two feet to his season best and more than a foot to his previous PR from the 2017 season. The performance moved Ribeiro to No. 11 in the Pac-12 ahead of his weekend's conference meet.
Along with Ribeiro, the list of UO winners from the Twilight meet includes Lauri Paredes (javelin), Luis Peralta (800 meters), Kiana Phelps (discus), Jaida Ross (shot put), Max Vollmer (pole vault) and Alexa Webster (100m hurdles).
The Ducks now turn their attention to the postseason which begins with the Pac-12 Championships (May 14-16) in Los Angeles. The Men of Oregon, the 13-time defending conference champions, enter the meet as the No. 3 team in the country while the Women of Oregon check in at No. 13 for a second-consecutive week.
With Wednesday's announcement, the Ducks' season total of Pac-12 weekly honors is six for the 2021 campaign.
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