STANFORD, Calif. — Kylee O’Connor and Austin Torres both recorded sixth-place finishes for Oregon during the final day of the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships on Sunday afternoon at Cobb Track and Angell Field.
Torres, a junior transfer from Lane Community College competing in his first career decathlon, scored 5,797 points.
Torres was third after the opening round of events on Saturday, then moved up to second place with two events to go after finishing third in the discus and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles on Sunday. But he fell four spots after three fouls in the javelin and then ran 4:54.53 in the 1,500.
O’Connor finished the heptathlon with a personal-best 5,271 points, making her the No. 10 performer all-time at Oregon.
She was in seventh place after the first day and after holding that position through the long jump, the redshirt senior had set personal-records in the final two events to move up a spot.
O’Connor hit a PR on all three of her throws in the javelin, finishing at 118 feet, 6 inches, and then ran a career-best by more than three seconds (2:15.51) to place second in the 800.
The Ducks will head back to Stanford as a team for the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships next Saturday and Sunday with three points for each squad.
“Great start for the Ducks,” coach Robert Johnson said. "Anytime we can go to a championship setting and put points on the board for the team, that’s always a plus.”
Oregon freshman Keira McCarrell scored 2,868 points through the first day of the heptathlon, but was unable to compete Sunday due to injury.
Oregon State junior Saskia McNairy set a PR with 5,150 points for a seventh-place finish. Beaver freshman Claire Corbitt was 14th with 4,020.
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson won her third straight Pac-12 title in the heptathlon with 5,977 points, and Stanford’s Harrison Williams took home the decathlon championship with 7,925 points.