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Oregon Athletics | April 19, 2014

Oregon sprinters succeed at Mt. SAC Relays

  Oregon's Phyllis Francis won the 400 with a time of 51.57.

WALNUT, Calif. -- The Oregon sprinters and middle distance crew were in great form at the Mt. SAC Relays, Saturday, as a number of Ducks proved themselves among the elite of both international and NCAA competition.

Jenna Prandini ran a blazing 11.11 in the 100 to win the event and post the second-best time in the world this year and the fastest wind-legal time in the NCAA. In addition to the accomplishments on the global and national scale, she also moved up to second in the Oregon record book.

Prandini led a trio of Ducks, each of whom solidified their position in school history. Jasmine Todd finished third in 11.25 which is a PR for the redshirt freshman while Marybeth Sant moved to fifth all-time with a mark of 11.47.

The women’s 4x100 team of Sant, Phyllis Francis, Prandini and Todd tied a world-leading time while winning in 43.31. The team had already posted the fourth-best time in school history earlier this season (43.74), and the improvement moves the quartet up to second in the Oregon record book.

Laura Roesler was in search of a sub-2:00 half mile and looked as if she would be successful coming down the home stretch. She came close, improving her NCAA-leading time to 2:00.53 which is just off her lifetime best (2:00.23). The mark is also the second-fastest in the world this year.

Sam Murphy took seventh in the race while finishing in 2:02.61 which makes her eighth in school history the race was Murphy’s best since she arrived at Oregon and was just off her PR of 2:02.10. Annie Leblanc set a PR in the 800 to climb into the Oregon top 10 as her time of 2:04.28 is ninth in school history.

Phyllis Francis won the 400 in 51.57, tied for second in the NCAA, followed by Christian Brennan in third (52.81) and Chizoba Okodogbe in seventh (53.07). The PR for Brennan is the seventh-fastest all-time for the Ducks.

Freshman Sasha Wallace ran a wind-aided time of 13.06 (2.7w) to place second in the 100 hurdles. The time is a best for Wallace and, had it been legal, would have broken the current school record (13.30).

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