No. 1 Oregon performs well at Mondo
Ducks’ Hasay, Friday narrowly miss qualifying for nationals
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Oregon won the mile run and the 60-meters to cap the second day of the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge.
"This might have been the best total team effort at an indoor meet that I've seen from an Oregon group," Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna said. "Almost everyone who travelled hit a PR or did what they set out to accomplish this weekend.
"It was a great meet. I couldn't have been more pleased with those performances this weekend."
In the mile Jordan Hasay and Becca Friday went 1-2 and just missed hitting the NCAA automatic standard. Hasay and Friday worked together for much of the race and finished well clear of the field. Hasay came in at 4:37.29, with Friday right behind her in 4:37.53. It was a personal best for Friday, who moved into the No. 5 spot on the UO all-time mile list.
Amber Purvis led Oregon's efforts in the sprints winning the 60-meters in 7.44 seconds. She edged Darshay Davis of Florida, who ran a 7.48.
The 200-meters was also entertaining with both English Gardner and Phyllis Francis winning their respective heats. Gardner hit a personal best of 23.58, which was the second-fastest time in school history, while Francis' PR of 23.75 was No. 3 all-time for Oregon. Dominique Duncan of Texas A&M had the fastest time of all the heats, 23.54.
Chanelle Price of Tennessee and Anne Kesselring of Oregon waged an entertaining race in the 800-meters. Price came out ahead on Saturday in 2:05.33, with Kesselring, the defending NCAA outdoor champion, just behind in 2:05.77.
Chancey Summers took second in the women's high jump with a clearance at 5-8.5/1.74m. That was tied for the fourth-best indoor clearance in school history.
In the conference portion of the competition the SEC won with 216 points, followed by the Big 12 with 214 and the Pac-12 with 178.