FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Junior Rhesa Foster inched closer to Oregon’s 21-foot club Friday evening with a win in the women's long jump at the Razorback Invitational track and field meet.
On the men’s side, the Ducks were led by a pair of 25-foot, personal-best efforts by Tristan James and Spenser Schmidt.
Oregon secured a 1-2 finish with Foster and senior Chaquinn Cook who was competing in her first indoor long jump. On her third pass down the runway, Foster measured in at a personal-best 20 feet, 10 1/2 inches. Cook finished with a 20-2 1/4 in preparation of Saturday’s triple jump where she is the school-record holder.
James had three jumps over 25 feet Friday including a PR of 25-6 3/4 in the fourth round. Schmidt’s series featured his first-career jump over 25 feet with his second-round effort of 25-2, putting him into a tie for seventh on the UO all-time indoor list. James will be back in action Saturday in the triple jump while Schmidt will turn his attention to 60 meters.
In the Ducks’ first win of the day, the team of Blake Haney, Jacob Miller, Reed Brown and James West combined for an early season 9:36.21 in the men’s distance-medley relay.
Sophomore Keira McCarrell posted a PR score of 3,685 in the women's pentathlon, which included PRs in each of the five events.
Pierce LaCoste, a freshman from Marist, is in fourth place after day one of the men's heptathlon with 3,011 points.
Redshirt sophomore Maddie Rabing added more than a foot to her PR in the weight throw with a mark of 63 feet, 10 1/2 inches for a third-place finish.
The Razorback Invitational continues Saturday at 9:25 a.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network beginning at 11. The three-hour television window will feature prelims and finals of the 60 and invitational sections of the 400, 800, mile, 3,000 and 4x400 relay.