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2021 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships

May 14 - 16 // Los Angeles, CA
Katherine B. Loker Stadium

Oregon men and USC women extend title runs at 2021 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships

May 16, 2021


LOS ANGELES – Dominance continued at Loker Stadium on Sunday. The men of OREGON won their unprecedented 14th consecutive Conference title and the USC women won their third in a row at the 2021 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships.

The Ducks did it in record-breaking fashion, scoring 185 points to set a new Championships standard, besting USC’s 180 points scored at the 1976 meet in Berkeley, Calif. In winning its past four Conference crowns, Oregon has scored 175 (2017), 174 (2018), 173 (2019) and now 185 points.

Cooper Teare won the 1,500 and came in second to teammate Cole Hocker in the 5,000 to lead Oregon with 18 points. Hocker scored 16, adding a third-place finish in the 800 to his 5,000-meter title.

Powered by Davonte Burnett’s double in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the USC men finished second with 137 points, their most since 2010 (156). Coupled with his opening leg in the victorious 4x100-meter relay, Burnett amassed a meet-best 22.5 points for the Trojans to earn Men's Athlete of the Meet accolades.

The USC women won seven events and scored 148.5 of their 162.5 points on Sunday, highlighted by 22 points from TeeTee Terry, 20 from Anna Cockrell and 19 from Lanae-Tava Thomas, en route to a 11.5-point triumph over Oregon.

Terry won Co-Women’s Athlete of the Meet honors alongside UCLA’s Alyssa Wilson. Like Burnett, Terry won both the 100 and 200 and anchored the Trojan’s second-place 4x100-meter relay. Wilson was a silver medalist in both the discus and hammer and finished third in the shot put.

MEN’S TEAM SCORES (21/21 events)
1. Oregon – 185 *Championships record*
2. USC – 137
3. Washington – 114
4. Arizona State – 72
5. Arizona – 67
6. Washington State – 61.5
7. Stanford – 59
8. UCLA – 46.5
9. Colorado – 42
10. California – 31  

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES (21/21 events)
1. USC –162.5
2. Oregon – 151
3. Arizona State – 77
    Washington – 77
5. Colorado – 74.5
6. UCLA – 70
7. Stanford – 64
8. Arizona – 51.5
9. California – 48
10. Oregon State – 21
11. Washington State – 16.5
12. Utah – 6

MEN’S 4X100-METER RELAY – USC (39.65)
The Trojans edged Oregon by six hundredths of a second to get the day’s first points on the track. It’s USC’s 17th overall 4x100-meter relay title, the most all-time, and fourth in the past seven Championships.

WOMEN’S 4X100-METER RELAY – Oregon (42.87)
The sixth women’s 4x100 Conference title in program history and first since 2017 was in a season-best 42.87. It’s the No. 5 performance in UO history.

MEN’S 1,500 METERS – Cooper Teare, Oregon (3:39.81)
Teare collected another Pac-12 crown to go along with the 5,000 he won in 2019. He’s the seventh UO man to win the event and did it in the fastest winning time since Washington’s Izaic Yorks in 2016 (3:39.14).

WOMEN’S 1,500 METERS – Ella Donaghu, Stanford (4:15.43)
Donaghu’s win in the early afternoon gave the Cardinal an individual Conference champion for the 24th straight season, the longest such streak in the Pac-12. She’d later be joined by teammate Julia Heymach’s 5,000-meter title. Donaghu is Stanford's first Pac-12 women's 1,500 champ since Elise Cranny in 2016 and led a 1-3-5 Cardinal finish.

MEN’S 110-METER HURDLES – Jamar Marshall, Jr., Arizona State (13.49)
The Sun Devils' Marshall and Kentre Patterson (13.57) went 1-2 in the 110 hurdles. The best winning time at the Conference meet since Aleec Harris’ (USC) record 13.35 in 2014 also matched the ASU school record, which Marshall himself set in the prelims a day prior. He’s the program’s first winner in the event since Andrew Parker went back-to-back in 1986 and 1987.

WOMEN’S 100-METER HURDLES – Anna Cockrell, USC (12.79)
The Women of Troy went 1-2-3 in the 100 hurdles, led by the Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in Cockrell. A three-time Pac-12 champ in the 400 hurdles, it was Cockrell’s first in the 100 hurdles. A USC woman has now won five of the last seven Conference titles in the event.

MEN’S 400 METERS – Johnnie Blockburger, Arizona (45.57)
The first Conference title for the freshman was also Arizona’s first in the 400 since Mike Kenyon in 2002 (45.83). His PR of 44.71 from earlier this season is a school record and meets the Olympic Trials qualifying standard.

WOMEN’S 400 METERS – Kyra Constantine, USC (51.16)
A runner-up two years ago in the 400, Constantine won her title with a PR of 51.16. USC had six of the eight women’s 400 finalists.

MEN’S 100 METERS – Davonte Burnett, USC (10.05)
Burnett hit the Olympic qualifying standard and moved into a tie for ninth on the Pac-12’s all-time list. Entering the weekend, his best time in the 100 had been 10.22. Oregon’s Micah Williams, who has the sixth-best time in the nation this year at 10.03, was second (10.09).

WOMEN’S 100 METERS – TeeTee Terry, USC (11.10)
Terry joined a short list of women to win three Pac-12 titles in the 100 meters. Her three-peat (2018, 2019, 2021) puts her alongside Stanford’s Chryste Gaines (1990, 1991, 1992) and USC’s Virginia Powell (2004, 2005, 2006).

MEN’S 800 METERS – Isaiah Jewett, USC (1:45.16)
Jewett won his second consecutive 800 title with a new lifetime best and a surpassed the stadium record of 1:46.31 set by Germany’s Nico Motchebon in 1997. It was also just four hundredths off the Championships meet record from Oregon’s Joaquim Cruz in 1984 (1:45.12).

WOMEN’S 800 METERS – Sage Hurta, Colorado (2:01.53)
Hurta broke the stadium record from Tanya Blake of Santa Monica TC in 1998 (2:02.72) and posted the No. 2 time among women's 800 winners all-time behind Alysia Johnson’s (CAL) 2:00.57 from 2008.

MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES – Cameron Samuel, USC (49.09)
Samuel defended his 2019 title in the 400 hurdles with an Olympic Trials qualifying standard and the exact same time he won with in 2019. He’s the first back-to-back winner since WASHINGTON STATE’s Jeshua Anderson won four in a row from 2008-2011.

WOMEN’S 400-METER HURDLES – Anna Cockrell, USC (54.77)
A personal record, school record and now the No. 7 time on the Pac-12’s all-time list, Cockrell won her third consecutive Conference title in the 400 hurdles by half a second over UCLA’s Shae Anderson.

MEN’S 200 METERS – Davonte Burnett, USC (20.55)
Burnett completed the double with a PR of 20.55. His lifetime best coming in had been 21.35 from the Long Beach Invitational in mid-April.

WOMEN’S 200 METERS – TeeTee Terry, USC (22.72)
Terry PR’d to win her first Conference championship in the 200 to go along with her three 100-meter titles.

MEN’S 5,000 METERS – Cole Hocker, Oregon (13:32.68)
Hocker and Teare went 1-2 for the Ducks in the 5,000. With his victory, Hocker set a stadium record and posted a time that trails only Henry Rono's 13:20.23 for WSU in 1978 among the Conference’s 5,000-meter champions.

WOMEN’S 5,000 METERS – Julia Heymach, Stanford (15:40.74)
*Championships record*

A runner-up in the 800, Heymach won her Pac-12 crown in the 5,000 with both a meet and stadium record. The meet record had stood since 1997 when Arizona’s Amy Skieresz ran 15:44.91.

MEN’S 4X400-METER RELAY – USC (3:05.29)
The Trojans capped their day with the fastest time at the Conference meet since USC went 3:03.38 in 2011.

WOMEN’S 4X400-METER RELAY – USC (3:30.41)
USC’s team of Lear, Yeargin, Ford and Constantine won the program’s eighth consecutive women’s 4x400-meter relay title.

MEN’S DISCUS – Elijah Mason, Washington (189' 1"/57.65)
Mason has appeared in two Pac-12 meets and won discus titles both times. He's the first man to win consecutive championships in the event since 2013-14 (Julian Wruck – UCLA), and the first Husky ever to defend.

MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP – Jordan Scott, USC (54' 5½"/16.60)
Scott earned the Trojans their 16th Conference men's long jump title, which is tied with UCLA for the most all-time.

WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP – Morgan Smalls, USC (6' 0"/1.83)
The freshman moved into sixth on USC’s all-time list with her Conference-winning clearance. The Trojans have two titles in the event all-time and they’ve come in the last three meets (Lyndsey Lopes – 2018).

MEN’S POLE VAULT – Chase Smith, Washington (17' 1"/5.21)
For the fourth time in school history, the Huskies won both the men's and women's pole vaults, as Smith joined Makenna Barton atop the podium.

WOMEN’S DISCUS – Joridne van Klinken, Arizona State (205' 3"/62.58)
van Klinken won the discus by almost 19 feet over UCLA’s Wilson, the defending champion. Her mark is the best since Washington’s Aretha Hill threw 208-11 in 1998.

WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP – Dominique Ruotolo, Oregon (44' 9¾"/13.66)
With Ruotolo’s win, the Women of Oregon have won four of the past six Conference titles in the triple jump. It’s the best winning jump since Erica McLain’s (Stanford) meet-record 46-5 ¼ in 2007.