Ducks double up again in track and field
TRACK AND FIELD
Oregon won its 11th consecutive men's title and ninth straight women's crown as the Pac-12 championships
ended at Hayward Field.
The Ducks pulled away in both meets before a crowd of 6,778.
The men scored 175 points over two days. USC was second with 115 1/2.
The UO women totaled 189 points; the Trojans took second with 135.
Oregon's women began the day tied with USC for fifth place, each with 24 points. The Ducks sprinters led the way — and triple jumper Chaquinn Cook from Benson High and Portland State captured the triple jump for one of six UO first places on the final day.
Oregon junior Deajah Stevens, a 2016 Olympian, ran the fastest 200 meters in the world this season (22.09) to win that event as well as the 100 (11.05).
The Ducks were 1-2-3 in the 100, with Ariana Washington the runner-up, followed by Hannah Cunliffe, who also placed third in the 200.
Washington, Stevens, Alaysha Johnson and Makenzie Dunmore won the 4x100 relay.
Another Oregon star, Raevyn Rogers, led all the way in the 800 and won by close to three seconds in 2:02.93.
Cook, a transfer, went a personal-best 44 feet, 1 1/2 inches.
Kyree King's meet-best 22 1/2 points paced the Oregon men. He set school records in winning the 100 and 200 (wind-aided 10.09 and 20.27), and ran on the winning short relay.
The last Duck to sweep the sprints was Roscoe Cook in 1959.
Oregon had the runners-up in both sprints on Sunday — Damarcus Simpson in the 100 and Marcus Chambers in the 20.
UO senior Ryan Hunter-Simms won the discus on his final throw of 192-7 — good for a six-inch victory.
Former Grant High standout Julius Shellmire joined King, Simpson and Chambers on the 4x100 that won in 39.17, with USC next in 39.42.
The Ducks were solid enough that they didn't have to run 10,000 champ Edward Cheserek in the 5,000. Tanner Anderson placed fourth in that event for Oregon, after running third in Saturday's 10,000.
UCLA was third in the men's standings with 101 points, and Colorado took fourth with 73.
Colorado was third among the women with 78 points, with Washington fourth at 72 and Oregon State 11th with 21 1/2.