The Oregon track and field team showed why Eugene is TrackTown USA. when both the men and women put on dominant performances in the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles this weekend. The women won their fifth consecutive conference championship, and the men won their seventh.
While Saturday and Sunday saw a mix of trials and finals, most of the finals took place on Sunday and Oregon was prominent on the medal stands in a litany of events.
For the women, the 200 meters was an all-UO affair, with English Gardner, Phyllis Francis and Jenna Prandini going 1-2-3, with Gardner’s 22.62 being a school record. In the 800 meters final, Laura Roesler led the way with a first place finish. Anne Kesselring came in third and Annie LeBlanc was fifth. In the 400, Phyllis Francis and Chizoba Okodogbe took first and second.
For the men, Elijah Greer won the 800 meters, Mike Berry was beaten just slightly in the 400, taking second. In the 110 meter hurtles, second and third place went to UO’s Johnathan Cabral and Trevor Ferguson. Mac Fleet placed third in the 1,500 meters.
More coming including final team point totals.