Now in her senior year of competition, Oregon track and field sensation and standout Jordan Hasay keeps making her mark at the University of Oregon, in the Pac-12, and in collegiate competition. Her latest effort at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational–held at Stanford–resulted in a new Pac-12 and school record in the women’s 10,000 meters.
Though she finished sixth overall in a competition that brought together both professional and collegiate runners, Hasay’s time of 32:06.64 was good enough for the Pac-12 and University of Oregon records. Surpassing the Pac-12 mark of 32:12.47 (set by Deborah Maier of California in 2012) and the Oregon mark of 32:42.81 (set by Kathy Hayes in 1984), Hasay had the second-best collegiate finish in the event, with Iowa State’s Betsy Saina finishing with a time of 31:37.22.
Aside from the Pac-12 and school records she set, Hasay also bested her personal best by :40 seconds and achieved the fourth fastest time in NCAA history. Saina’s mark was good enough for the third fastest time in NCAA history. Other top-6 finishers in the event were Obare Roicah (Hitachi, 31:44.92), Ayumi Hagiwara (Uniqlo, 31:45.29), Kim Smith (New Balance, 31:46.37), and Marisol Guadalupe Romero (Mexico-FMAA, 31:46.37).
Oregon recorded two other sixth place finishes on the day, with Patrick Todd and Colby Alexander each placing in their events. Todd, who ran the 1,500, placed sixth in his heat with a time of 3:41.09 for the best mark of his season. Alexander, meanwhile, also finished sixth in his 1,500 meter heat with a personal best of 3:44.99.