Prandini makes debut as three-time defending champs begin title defense
NAMPA, Idaho -- Jenna Prandini impressed in her indoor debut as Oregon collected 12 wins Saturday at the Blue and Orange Opener to kick off its 2013 season.
"It was a great opener for us coming off winter break," head coach Robert Johnson said. "We had a number of personal bests, which is usually a good thing this early in the season.
"It was a good opportunity to see us implement what we've been working on in practice," Johnson said. "At the same time, we also have a chance to realize some of the things we need to work on before our next meet."
Redshirt freshman Prandini won the 60 meters in 7.48 seconds, which was the fourth fastest time in school history. She came back later in the meet to take second in the 200 meters in 24.07.
Lauren Crockett and Chancey Summers both cleared 5-8.75/1.75m in high jump. Crockett got the win based on fewer misses. Both jumpers made it into the Oregon indoor record book at No. 4.
Other winners for the Ducks included Phyllis Francis who scorched the blue track with a time of 23.91 to win the 200 meters. Junior transfer Jillian Weir won the weight throw with a mark of 56-7.25/17.25m in her Oregon debut on Saturday.
Junior Laura Roesler impressed, winning the 400 in 54.76. Redshirt freshman Alyssa Monteverde won the 60 meter hurdles in 8.68