SEATTLE — Max Vollmer got his NCAA qualifier, and the Oregon women won their fifth conference title on Saturday during the final day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship meet at Dempsey Indoor.
Vollmer, the Ducks’ redshirt freshman heptathlete, won his event with 5,843 points to improve his national standing and move to No. 3 all-time at Oregon.
He opened the day running a personal-best 8.17 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, then cleared 16 feet, three-quarters inch in the pole vault and ran the 1,000 in 2:46.22 to wrap up the win.
Vollmer’s score moves him into the top six nationally and into the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on March-13-14 in Albuquerque, N.M.
The women won the team title with 104.5 points. Southern California was second with 73 points and Washington was third with 70.
The Duck men, whose distance runners were in Boston for the BU Last Chance Invitational, finished seventh with 50 points. BYU took the men’s title with 80 points, Arizona was second with 76 and Washington third with 62.
The Ducks had several third-place individual finishers Saturday, most notably Kiana Phelps in the women’s shot put. Her final throw of 52-8¾ was a PR and the third-best throw in school history.
Emily Sloan was third in the women’s 60 hurdles at 8.23, Amanda Gehrich was third in the women’s 3,000 at 9:22.81, and Ben Milligan was third in the men’s high jump at 7-0¼.