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2024 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships

May 10-12 | Boulder, CO

Washington men extend lead, Oregon women jump ahead on day two of Pac-12 Track & Field Championships

May 12, 2024
Kirby Lee


Boulder, Colo. – Day two of the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships in Boulder, Colo, saw the Washington men’s squad extend its lead in the team standings while Oregon surged to the lead on the women’s side. The Huskies lead with 82 points while the Ducks have compiled 65 points for the women’s lead.

Sunday’s championship program kicks off with the women’s discus at 10 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. MT. The first running event on the track will be the women’s 4x100m relay at 12 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. MT, which is also the start of the Pac-12 Networks broadcast of the day’s events with commentators Jim Watson, Tom Feuer, and Ato Boldon.

MEN’S JAVELIN – Rowan Hamilton, California (76.53m, 251-1)

Cal’s Rowan Hamilton was the first event champion of the day with his victory in the men’s hammer, going 76.53m (251-1) on his first attempt. He notably becomes the first Cal man to win the league title in the event since 1919. Nikolaus Polychroniou of USC (74.58m, 244-8) an Kris Emig of UCLA (71.03m, 244-8) finished second and third, respectively. Emig’s mark was a school record for the Bruins, as he became the first UCLA man to ever eclipse 70 meters in the men’s hammer. 

MEN’S POLE VAULT – Skyler Magula, California (5.34m, 17-06.25)

The Golden Bears earned their second event win of the day with Skyler Magula’s victory in the men’s pole vault. He and Washington’s Max Monson both cleared 5.34m (17-06.25), but Magula earned the win on attempts. Notably, Magula passed all the way until his winning height, which was ultimately enough for the win. The Huskies earned big points (14) with a 2-3 finish from Monson and Simon Park.

WOMEN’S 3000m STEEPLECHASE – Mia Kane, UCLA (10:19.81)

Mia Kane secured an historic win in the 3000m steeplechase, crossing with a time of 10:19.81 to become the first Bruin woman to win the event in Pac-12 history. Kane made a big move on the final lap to pull away from Oregon’s Katie Clute, securing her first-career Pac-12 title and the first event win for the UCLA women this weekend. 

MEN’S 3000m STEEPLECHASE – Joe Waskom, Washington (9:03.66)

Washington’s Joe Waskom took control of the men’s 3000m steeplechase on the final lap, surging to the front to win with a time of 9:03.66. It’s the third-straight season the Huskies have claimed the event title in the men’s steeple, as Ed Trippas and Brian Fay earned the crown in 2023 and 2022, respectively. Fellow Husky Sam Affolder finished second overall behind Waskom, giving the Washington men 18 points in the event. 

WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP – Emma Gates, Arizona (1.88m, 6-02.00)

It was a battle in the women’s high jump between Arizona’s Emma Gates and Oregon’s Cheyla Scott, with the jumpers each clearing 1.88m (6-02.00) and Gates earning the win on attempts. The Wildcat women continued their dominance in the event, securing their 10th win since 2008 and first since Talie Bonds picked up the high jump league title in 2022.

WOMEN’S SHOT PUT – Jaida Ross, Oregon (19.01m, 62-04.60)

Collegiate record holder Jaida Ross of Oregon took care of business in the women’s shot put, posting a toss of 19.01m (62-04.50) on her fourth attempt to pick up the event victory. Ross was the class of the field, winning the competition by over seven feet.

MEN’S SHOT PUT – Jeff Duensing, California (19.83m, 65-00.75)

The Golden Bears continued to put on a clinic in the men’s field events with their third event victory of the day, as Jeff Duensing went 19.83m (65-00.75) to fend off Arizona State’s Brandon Lloyd (19.47m, 63-10.50). It’s Duensing’s first league title in the shot after finishing as high as third place in the event back in 2022. 

HEPTATHLON – Avery McMullen, Colorado (5913)

Colorado’s Avery McMullen held a slim leading heading into the final event of the heptathlon, the 800m, and held on for the heptathlon victory with a Colorado-record 5913 points. McMullen earned event victories in the 200m (23.94) and long jump (6.35m, 20-10.00) en route to her win, becoming the first Colorado woman to ever win the heptathlon at the Pac-12 Championships. 

DECATHLON – Rafael Rapp, Oregon (7719)

Oregon’s Rafael Rapp capped his decathlon with a gritty performance in the 1500m, running 4:50.37 to stay in striking distance of Washington’s Jami Schlueter, holding off the Husky to win the decathlon with a total of 7719 points. It’s Rapp’s first Pac-12 title after finishing second in the decathlon at the 2023 Pac-12 Meet. 

MEN’S TEAM LEADERBOARD (8/21 events scored)

1. Washington – 82
2. California – 67
3. USC – 29 
4. Arizona – 26
4. Colorado – 26
4. Oregon – 26
7. Stanford – 7
8. Washington State – 17
9. UCLA – 11
10. Arizona State 

WOMEN’S TEAM LEADERBOARD (8/21 events scored)

1. Oregon – 65
2. UCLA – 56
3. Colorado – 53
4. Arizona – 42
5. Stanford – 21
6. Washington – 20
7. Oregon State – 15 
8. USC – 14
9. Washington – 13
10. Utah – 7
11. California – 6