SEATTLE — Oregon turned in a season-best and NCAA top-10 performance in the women’s distance medley relay Friday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship meet in Dempsey Indoor.
The team of Taylor Chiotti, Makenzie Dunmore, Susan Ejore and Jessica Hull posted a winning time of 10 minutes, 57.87 seconds to move into the No. 8 spot on the national descending order list, putting the Ducks in position to qualify their relay for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship meet in March.
The Ducks' first points of the weekend came from redshirt sophomore Maddie Rabing, who turned in a personal-best performance to finish second in the women's weight throw. On her final attempt of the day, she threw 68 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Rabing recorded a PR in every meet this season and now sits third on Oregon's all-time list.
Philly Bowden also scored for Oregon with her third-place finish in the 5,000 in 16:31.67.
The Oregon men picked up a second-place showing from sophomore Rieker Daniel in the 200 in a PR 21.21.
Collectively, Oregon will send eight qualifiers to Saturday's finals in 60 and 60 hurdles, including Cravon Gillespie, who had the second-fastest qualifying time in the men's 60 at 6.62, just .01 off his personal best.
In the men's hurdles, Braxton Canady was the top qualifier at 7.77.
Overall, the women are fifth after day one with 24 points and the men are seventh with 17 points.