Oregon women win NCAA distance medley relay
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
• Oregon's women won the NCAA distance medley relay title with the fourth-fastest time (10 minutes, 51.99 seconds) in college history.
The Ducks were third in the men's DMR at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships at College Station, Texas.
Jessica Hull, Venesssa D'Arpino, Susan Ejore and Lilli Burdon ran for Oregon, which finished .02 seconds ahead of runner-up Stanford. The winning time was the second best in UO history and gave the school its first national championship in the event.
• Concordia's Christina MacDonald placed fourth in the weight throw at the NCAA D-II Indoor Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas.
She threw 63 feet, 2 3/4 inches for the highest finish in school history in the D-II ranks at the event.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
OREGON 12, California 7
• The Ducks scored the first four goals and never relinquished the lead in the Pac-12 opener for both teams at Eugene.
This is the first year the Pac-12 has had its own league for women's lacrosse. Oregon, Cal and four other teams (Stanford, USC, Arizona State and Colorado) will compete as a conference after being part of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Oregon (3-1 overall) got four goals each from Shannon Williams and Mariah Gatti. Goalie Brittany Read made 11 saves.
Cal fell to 4-3.
COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS
UCLA 4, OREGON 1
• The Ducks slipped to 9-5 with the homecourt loss.
IDAHO 4, Portland State 3
• The Vikings dropped to 3-2 in the Big Sky and 8-6 overall with the loss in Moscow, Idaho.
The Vandals are 5-0 in conference play, 5-3 for the season.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS
OREGON 5, Washington 2
• At Eugene, No. 21 Oregon won its fifth match in a row and improved to 10-3, 6-0 at home.
Northern Arizona 6, PORTLAND STATE 1
• Sophomore Eszter Zador won 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) at No. 3 singles for the only PSU points at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver, Washington.
NAU improved to 8-2 overall, 3-0 in the Big Sky.
The Vikings are 0-8, 0-4.