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22 Sep 2014
23 Sep 2014
COLLEGE WATCH: Roesler in fine form for Ducks
TRACK AND FIELD
Oregon's Laura Roesler ran the fastest indoor 800 meters in the nation this year (and the No. 2 all-time in NCAA history), clocking 2:01.32 on Saturday.
Her race came on the second and final day of the Rod McCravy Memorial at Lexington, Ky.
Phyllis Francis won for the Ducks, as well, claiming the 400 in an NCAA season-leading 52.14.
Francis went on to anchor the victorious UO 4x400 relay team, which posted the third-fastest time in the NCAA this season (3:35.06).
Also for Oregon, Megan Patrignelli won the mile in 4:43.68, the fifth-fastest time in the NCAA in 2014.
For the Oregon men, Mike Berry placed second to Arman Hall of Florida in the 400. Berry had the second-fastest time by an NCAA runner this season (46.13), but Hall finished in 45.84.
Boru Guyota, a senior from Jefferson High, took third in his 800 debut for 2014. He crossed the finish line in 1:48.91 the fifth-fastest mark by a collegian this season.
Portland State freshman Gifton Okoronkwo moved up to No. 2 all-time on the school's triple jump list on Saturday, jumping 47-8 1/2 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational in Albuquerque. N.M.
No. 6 Oklahoma edged No. 24 Oregon State 20-18 Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
Oregon State coach Tanya Chaplin got a school-record 318th victory as the Beavers beat Iowa State 196.425-194.850 Saturday night at Gill Coliseum.
OSU, ranked 16th in NCAA Division I, posted a season high for points and improved to 3-1.