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School Record, 10 Wins in San Diego

Mar 26, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Highlighted by a school record by freshman Shana Grebo in the 400-meter hurdles, the Oregon track and field team racked up 10 wins and nine top-10 program performances Saturday at the 43rd Annual SDSU Aztec Invitational.
 
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Making a collegiate debut in her signature event, Grebo won the 400-meter hurdles Saturday in a time of 56.28 to take down the 39-year-old school record of 57.08 set by Lexie Miller (Beck) in 1983. Grebo, the 2021 French champion in the event, entered the meet with a previous PR of 56.67 from last year's European U23 Championships.
 
Teammate Alexandra Webster was the runner-up in Saturday's 400-meter hurdles with a lifetime-best time of 58.04, making her the third-fastest performer in program history. It was her second UO top-10 performance of the day having run 13.36 to win the 100-meter hurdles earlier in the day. That effort moved her to No. 6 on the program's all-time list in that event.
 
It was a three-win day for sophomore Micah Williams, running the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay and taking first, individually, in the 100 and 200 meters. He teamed with Ryan Mulholland, Rieker Daniel and Xavier Nairne in the relay to post a time of 39.29, good for the No. 8 spot on the Oregon top-10 list.
 
Williams ran 10.26—into a 1.5 m/s headwind—to win the 100 meters, and returned to clock a slightly windy (+2.5) 20.45 to claim his third victory Saturday. In the latter, he led a 1-2-3 finish for the UO men with Mulholland (20.63) and Nairne (21.01) in second and third, respectively. Overall, the Ducks placed five inside the top seven of the 200 along with Daniel in fifth and multi-events standout Max Vollmer in seventh.
 
On the heels of improving her South African U20 record in the discus earlier in the day, Mine De Klerk led a 1-2 UO finish with Jaida Ross in the women's shot put. The two Ducks, in the process, became the No. 2 and 3 performers in program history. De Klerk had a day's best of 17.04m/55-11 in a sixth-round effort while Ross surpassed her previous PR with a mark of 16.80m/55-1.5 in round five.
 
De Klerk is just the second Duck in program history to eclipse the 17-meter mark, and the first since Brittany Mann set the current school record of 17.49m/57-4.75 during the 2016 season.
 
The Ducks completed the 4x100 sweep with the Women of Oregon—Jadyn Mays, Iman Brown, Jasmin Reed and Jasmine Montgomery—posting a time of 43.80 in victory. After a runner-up showing over 100 meters, Mays burned the track to the tune of a new lifetime best of 22.80 which moves her to No. 10 on the program's top-10 list.
 
Both she and Brown—22.92, a new PR of her own—bettered the old meet and facility record of 22.98 set by Jenna Prandini at the 2014 Aztec Invitational. Overall, the UO women placed four in the top seven of the event along with UO freshmen Ella Clayton (23.48) and Jasmine Montgomery (23.93) in third and seventh, respectively.
 
In his first official attempt as a Duck, redshirt freshman Ty Hampton got the javelin out to 70.20m/230-3 to out-distance the field and become the No. 10 performer in program history. The Ducks placed all four entries inside the top 10 Saturday with freshman Asher Krauel in second, Dalton Rasmussen in fifth and multi-eventer Nathan Poff in 10th with a lifetime best.
 
Competing in the second meet of her collegiate career, De Klerk became the No. 5 performer in the discus with a toss of 54.22m/177-10 to replace and improve on her own South African U20 record. She carried a best of 53.50 meters from last summer's World U20 Championships. In fifth place, Ross added nearly eight feet to her lifetime best, measuring in at 51.52m/169-0 in the third round.
 
Oregon's first individual win of the day came from Alessia Zarbo in the 1,500 meters. She crossed the finish line in 4:21.10, more than five seconds clear of the runner-up. The time is just off her lifetime best of 4:20.59 from last summer. In fifth- and sixth-place outings, Caramia Mestler (4:30.09) and Malia Pivec (4:30.20) each tallied personal bests.
 
The Women of Oregon posted a pair of early runner-up efforts with Colleen Uzoekwe in the long jump and Kohana Nakato in the javelin. Uzoekwe advanced out of the first flight and moved from ninth place to second with a mark of 6.02m/19-9 in the fifth round. In the javelin, Nakato delivered a 48.85m/160-3 in the first round to pace a 2-5-6 showing for the UO women.
 
Saturday Results
MEN
100 Meters
1. Micah Williams – 10.26 (-1.5)
3. Ryan Mulholland – 10.55 (-1.5)
4. Xavier Nairne – 10.68 (-1.5)
7. Max Vollmer – 10.85 (-0.5)
16. Rieker Daniel – 11.05 (-1.5)
19. Pierce LaCoste – 11.16 (-3.2)
27. Jonah Tactay – 11.92 (-3.2)
 
200 Meters
1. Micah Williams – 20.45w (+2.5)
2. Ryan Mulholland – 20.63w (+2.5)
3. Xavier Nairne – 21.01w (+2.5)
5. Rieker Daniel – 21.32w (+2.5)
7. Max Vollmer – 21.53 (PR)
 
400 Meters
5. Nathan Poff – 48.85 (PR)
 
800 Meters
8. Camden Wheeler – 1:58.98
12. Evan Mafilas – 2:02.26
 
4x100m Relay
1. Ryan Mulholland/Micah Williams/Rieker Daniel/Xavier Nairne – 39.29 [No. 8 UO]
--. Oregon 'B' – DNF
 
4x400m Relay
3. Max Vollmer/Nathan Poff/Arthur Katahdin/Jett Kinder – 3:15.91
 
Long Jump
3. Travion Phillips – 7.06m/23-2
5. Jonah Tactay – 6.94m/22-9.25
 
Discus
18. Arthur Katahdin – 38.76m/127-2
19. Max Vollmer – 36.90m/121-0
 
Javelin
1. Ty Hampton – 70.20m/230-3 [No. 10 UO]
2. Asher Krauel – 64.44m/211-5
5. Dalton Rasmussen – 62.92m/206-5
10. Nathan Poff – 51.63m/169-4 (PR)
 
WOMEN
100 Meters
2. Jadyn Mays – 11.35
3. Alysah Hickey – 11.51 (PR)
4. Iman Brown – 11.57 (-0.2) (PR)
5. Jasmine Montgomery – 11.62
9. Jasmin Reed – 11.78
10. Sydney Holiday – 11.84
27. Lexi Ellis – 12.82 (PR)
 
200 Meters
1. Jadyn Mays – 22.80 (PR) [No. 10 UO]
2. Iman Brown – 22.92 (PR)
3. Ella Clayton – 23.48
7. Jasmine Montgomery – 23.93
20. Sydney Holiday – 25.01w (+2.9)
21. Colleen Uzoekwe – 25.13 (PR)
25. Taylor Chocek – 25.38 (PR)
26. Gianna Bullock – 25.43w (+2.5)
32. Tori Sloan – 25.97
 
800 Meters
11. Katriina Wright – 2:16.70
25. Shaniya Hall – 2:27.79
 
1,500 Meters
1. Alessia Zarbo – 4:21.10
5. Caramia Mestler – 4:30.09 (PR)
6. Malia Pivec – 4:30.20 (PR)
 
100m Hurdles
1. Alexandra Webster – 13.36 (-0.5) (PR) [No. 6 UO]
3. Shana Grebo – 13.75 (-0.5)
10. Gianna Bullock – 14.51 (-1.8)
11. Colleen Uzoekwe – 14.60 (-1.8)
12. Taylor Chocek – 14.61 (-1.5) (PR)
 
400m Hurdles
1. Shana Grebo – 56.28 (PR) [No. 1 UO]
2. Alexandra Webster – 58.04 (PR) [No. 3 UO]
 
4x100m Relay
1. Jadyn Mays/Iman Brown/Jasmin Reed/Jasmine Montgomery – 43.80
3. Oregon 'B' – 45.79
--. Oregon 'C' – DQ
 
High Jump
T2. Tori Sloan – 1.71m/5-7.25
T6. Dominique Ruotolo – 1.66m/5-5.25
 
Long Jump
2. Colleen Uzoekwe – 6.02m/19-9
15. Taylor Chocek – 5.40m/17-8.75 (PR)
17. Lexi Ellis – 5.27m/17-3.5
19. Gianna Bullock – 5.22m/17-1.5
 
Shot Put
1. Mine De Klerk – 17.04m/55-11 [No. 2 UO]
2. Jaida Ross – 16.80m/55-1.5 (PR) [No. 3 UO]
 
Discus
2. Mine De Klerk – 54.22m/177-10 [No. 5 UO]
5. Jaida Ross – 51.52m/169-0 (PR)
 
Javelin
2. Kohana Nakato – 48.85m/160-3
5. Josephine Krohn – 42.73m/140-2
6. Riley Traeger 44.53m/146-1
 
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