After his record-setting three-win weekend, Oregon sprinter Cravon Gillespie was named the Pac-12 men’s track athlete of the week Tuesday for the second time this season.
Gillespie gave the conference a glimpse of what to expect in two weeks when the Pac-12 Track & Field Championship meet returns to Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., site of last Saturday’s Desert Heat Classic.
Gillespie set the Oregon school record in the 200 meters, winning in 20.23 seconds to break Kyree King’s previous record of 20.27, set in 2017.
Gillespie’s time is ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 this season and No. 4 in the NCAA.
He also won the 100 on Saturday in a wind-legal personal-record of 10.11 to move into a tie for second all-time at Oregon with Don Coleman. King’s school record is 10.0.
Gillespie’s previous PRs were 20.61 in the 200 and 10.12 in the 100. He is the defending Pac-12 champion in the 100.
Gillespie started his day Saturday as a member of Oregon’s 4x100 team, which ran 39.02 for the win. The team of Gillespie, Rieker Daniel, Oraine Palmer and Spenser Schmidt recorded the second-fastest time in program history. It was also the fastest time in the Pac-12 this season and fifth-fastest nationally.
Gillespie previously earned the Pac-12 men’s track athlete of the week March 26, following a wind-aided 10.04 100 that has him ranked third in the NCAA.