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Eight Wins to Close Out Hayward Premiere

Apr 2, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – Putting a bow on its home opener, the Oregon track and field team racked up eight wins Saturday at the Hayward Premiere. Jaida Ross, winner of the women's discus, cracked the program's top 10 in the event while Shaniya Hall and Jasmine Montgomery were double winners on day two.
 
In the first event of the day, Ross wasted little time making some history for herself with a lifetime-best toss of 52.74m/173-0 in the opening round of the discus. The Medford, Ore., native now ranks No. 8 in Oregon history after adding four feet to her previous best, a mark established only a weekend ago. The win came with teammate Mine De Klerk (50.81m/166-8) in second.
 
The two swapped places in the shot put where Ross held the lead throughout the competition until the penultimate throw of the day. In the third round, Ross became the third UO woman beyond 17 meters with a new PR of 17.13m/56-2.5 which moved her to second on the program's top-10 list—for the time.
 
De Klerk responded in the sixth round, unleashing a throw of 17.19m/56-4.75 to move past Ross for the win and to regain her No. 2 placement on the UO list. Based on performances entering the weekend, De Klerk and Ross are now ranked fifth and sixth in the NCAA this season, respectively.
 
Hall and Montgomery ran the third and fourth legs of the UO women's 4x100-meter relay that clocked a time of 43.95 in victory. The quartet also featured—birthday girl—Jadyn Mays on the lead leg with Iman Brown on the second.
 
The Ducks' sprint crew secured another relay win with the Men of Oregon kicking off Saturday's running schedule. The team of Ryan Mulholland, Micah Williams, Will Mundy and Xavier Nairne combined to get the baton around the track in 39.53, more than a second ahead of runner-up Long Beach State.
 
After anchoring the UO women to victory, Montgomery was back on the track to lead a 1-2-3 finish with teammates Ella Clayton and Sydney Holiday, respectively, in the 100 meters. Montgomery dropped her season best to 11.52 in the effort. She opened her outdoor campaign with an 11.62 last weekend in San Diego.
 
In a further show of the depth, the Ducks swept the top-four spots in the women's 200 meters with Hall stopping the clock in a lifetime best of 23.63, ahead of Clayton (23.72), Montgomery (23.92) and Katriina Wright (24.08).
 
Izzy Thornton-Bott continued her strong weekend with a first-place showing in the invitational section of the 800 meters. She dipped just below 2:05 with a time of 2:04.98 and along with Thornton-Bott, the UO women tallied four sub-2:10 efforts with Carly Kleefeld (2:05.34), McKenna Ramsay (2:08.02) and Aneta Konieczek (2:08.04). The times for Kleefeld and Ramsay represented new personal bests.
 
Elliott Cook was the Ducks' top performer in the men's invitational 800 meters. He finished in 1:48.92, good for third place and a new outdoor best. The Powell, Ohio, native took down his previous best of 1:49.53 from May 2021.
 
Two-time defending Pac-12 decathlon champion Max Vollmer registered personal bests over 100 meters (10.73) and in the 110-meter hurdles (14.53). He entered the day with bests of 10.82 and 14.77 in those respectively events, both from last spring.
 
Fellow multi-eventer and Eugene native Taylor Chocek recorded three lifetime bests with marks of 25.30 in the 200 meters, 14.18 in the 100-meter hurdles and 12.40m/40-8.25 in the shot put.
 
The Ducks' next meet is scheduled to be the Mt. SAC Relays (April 13-16) in Walnut, Calif., and the multis are eyeing the Bryan Clay Invitational in nearby Azusa for their first full competition of the year. The next UO home meet is the Oregon Relays (April 22-23) at Hayward Field.
 
Saturday Results
MEN
100 Meters
5. Max Vollmer – 10.73 (PR)
7. Kwabena Lynn – 10.74
10. Pierce LaCoste – 10.76 (PR)
18. Evan Mafilas – 10.88
27. Camden Wheeler – 11.08
 
200 Meters
4. Evan Mafilas – 21.64
6. Max Vollmer – 21.84
9. Camden Wheeler – 21.94
12. Kwabena Lynn – 22.06
17. Jacob Williams – 22.50
 
800 Meters Invitational
3. Elliott Cook – 1:48.92 (PR)
4. Luis Peralta – 1:50.39
5. Matthew Erickson – 1:51.67 (PR)
6. James Gormley – 1:51.83
 
110m Hurdles
3. Will Mundy – 14.37
5. Max Vollmer – 14.53 (PR)
 
400m Hurdles
3. Will Mundy – 52.83
 
4x100m Relay
1. Ryan Mulholland/Micah Williams/Will Mundy/Xavier Nairne – 39.53
 
Triple Jump
3. Jonah Tactay – 14.92m/48-11.5
 
Discus
8. Travis Brewster – 49.53m/162-6
19. Jett Kinder – 38.91m/127-8
20. Nathan Poff – 38.75m/127-1 (PR)
21. Arthur Katahdin – 36.59m/120-0
 
WOMEN
100 Meters
1. Jasmine Montgomery – 11.52
2. Ella Clayton – 11.68 (PR)
3. Sydney Holiday – 11.72
6. Alysah Hickey – 11.78
8. Katriina Wright – 12.04 (PR)
24. Dominique Ruotolo – 12.52
29. Lexi Ellis – 12.80 (PR)
 
200 Meters
1. Shaniya Hall – 23.63 (PR)
2. Ella Clayton – 23.72
3. Jasmine Montgomery – 23.92
4. Katriina Wright – 24.08 (PR)
14. Sydney Holiday – 25.01
15. Colleen Uzoekwe – 25.11
18. Taylor Chocek – 25.30 (PR)
31. Gianna Bullock – 26.46 (PR)
38. Sydney Groom – 28.01
 
800 Meters Invitational
1. Izzy Thornton-Bott – 2:04.98
3. Carly Kleefeld – 2:05.34 (PR)
5. McKenna Ramsay – 2:08.02 (PR)
6. Aneta Konieczek – 2:08.4
 
800 Meters
2. Nicole Louw – 2:10.24 (PR)
5. Emilie Girard – 2:12.29
 
100m Hurdles
5. Taylor Chocek – 14.18 (PR)
9. Gianna Bullock – 14.72
--. Colleen Uzoekwe – DQ
 
4x100m Relay
1. Jadyn Mays/Iman Brown/Shaniya Hall/Jasmine Montgomery – 43.95
2. Sydney Holiday/Alysah Hickey/Shana Grebo/Ella Clayton – 44.47
 
4x400m Relay
3. McKenna Ramsay/Ella Nelson/Aneta Konieczek/Carly Kleefeld – 3:48.06
 
Triple Jump
7. Tori Sloan – 11.78m/38-7.75
 
Shot Put
1. Mine De Klerk – 17.19m/56-4.75 [No. 2 UO]
2. Jaida Ross – 17.13m/56-2.5 (PR) [No. 3 UO]
11. Colleen Uzoekwe – 12.40m/40-8.25
12. Taylor Chocek – 12.40m/40-8.25 (PR)
16. Gianna Bullock – 11.72m/38-5.5 (PR)
 
Discus
1. Jaida Ross – 52.74m/173-0 (PR) [No. 8 UO]
2. Mine De Klerk – 50.81m/166-8
8. Ellie Akough – 43.21m/141-9
 
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