Skipper in record form
Oregon City High School graduate Greg Skipper continued to make a name for himself in University of Oregon track and field over the weekend.
The redshirt sophomore on Saturday set a meet record at a dual meet with Arizona at Oregons Hayward Field, launching the hammer a career-best 231-6.
The mark moves Skipper up to No. 2 on Oregons list of all-time best hammer throwers second only to Ken Flax (257-0 in 1986).
All six of Skippers marks were personal records, beating his old personal best of 223-5, which he had set a week earlier at the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State.
So far this outdoor season Greg has PRd at every meet, said his mom, Brenda Skipper. Well hope it keeps going that way.
Earlier this year, Skipper set a University of Oregon record for the indoor weight throw with an effort of 68-3 at the Husky Classic. The old mark in that event was 68-0-1/4, set by Brian Richotte in 2007.