Season Continues at Titan Invitational
EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon throws group, in part, will be on display Saturday at the Titan Invitational, hosted by Lane CC in Eugene. Competition is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with four events including the women's discus. The Ducks will also have a pair of entries in the men's pole vault.
10 a.m. | women's discus – Ellie Akough, Mine De Klerk, Jaida Ross
11:30 a.m. | men's discus – Travis Brewster Jr.
1:30 p.m. | men's hammer – Mason Strunk
3 p.m. | women's hammer – Ashley Hodulik, Ellie Akough
3:15 p.m. | men's pole vault – Harrison Canfield, J Kai Yamafuji
Jaida Ross enters the Titan Invitational off a lifetime best of 52.74m/173-0 and victory at the Hayward Premiere. She and Mine De Klerk finished 1-2 in the event—and later swapped placing in the shot put. De Klerk owns a personal best of 54.22m/177-11 from the season-opening PNW Invitational, an effort that bettered her own South African U20 record.
The UO pair of De Klerk and Ross currently rank 15th and 29th in the NCAA, respectively.
In the men's hammer, Mason Strunk had a lifetime-best performance of his own at the Premiere with his toss of 64.44m/211-5, a nearly 10-foot improvement on his previous best. That measure currently ranks sixth on the Pac-12 season performance list.
Freshman Harrison Canfield also established a PR of 4.85m/15-11 in the pole vault at last weekend's Hayward Premiere. The Lake Oswego, Ore., native owns a top-10 clearance in the conference.
The Ducks will look to add to their season résumé next week at the Bryan Clay Invitational (multis) and Mt. SAC Relays in California. The team is back at Hayward Field on April 22-23 for the Oregon Relays.
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