Ducks finish fifth in NCAA women's track and field
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
The University of Oregon women finished fifth in the NCAA championships at Austin Texas.
The Ducks scored 34 points, trailing Arkansas (64), USC (57), LSU (43) and Texas A&M (38).
Colorado (24) was ninth and Stanford (20) tied for 10th.
Oregon's Jessica Hull, a junior from Australia just missed defending her NCAA title, placing second in 4 minutes, 06.27 seconds to Oklahoma State junior Sinclaire Johnson, who turned in a meet-record 4:05.98.
Chaquinn Cook, a senior from Benson High, took fourth in the triple jump, going 45 feet, .25 inches.
Susan Ejore, a senior from Nakuru, Kenya, ran fourth in the 800 in 2:02.26.
Hannah Waller, the Ducks' 400 specialist and a junior from Clovis, Calif., took eighth in 52.47.
Oregon was fourth in the 4x100 relay.
• Oregon State junior Ann Wingeleth was 10th in the high jump with a best clearance of 5-10, a PR by 3/4 of an inch.
• Portland Pilots senior Taryn Rawlings from Wilsonville High placed ninth in the women's 1,500. She finished in 4:15.03, the third-fastest time in UP history, despite the temperatures on the track of more than 100 degrees.
Portland 2, AUSTIN 2
Portland Timbers 2 continue to be resilient.
Eryk Williamson and Todd Wharton scored goals and goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh made a series of difficult saves as T2 rallied from two goals down for a 2-2 draw with the Austin Bold in Texas.
Portland is 6-2-5 (23 points) and in a four-team tie for second place in the USL Championship Western Conference.
Austin, a first-year club, is 5-5-4 (19), ninth in the conference.
After T2 failed to convert a couple of early chances, Austin took control with header goals from Andre Lima in the 19th minute and Kris Tyrpak in the 33rd minute.
Williamson gave T2 life with his goal in the 44th minute. Racing out of midfield on the dribble, he executed a give-and-go with Foster Langsdorf to get the ball in the box. Williamson eluded Jermaine Taylor, a former Timbers defender, and scored from close range with his right foot.
Portland tied the game in the 81st minute. Austin goalkeeper Diego Restrepo made a save on an shot by Langsdorf, but the rebound found the feet of Wharton.
McIntosh was the hero for Portland with eight saves, the toughest possibly a diving denial of a Josue Soto shot in the 52nd minute.
The goalie later stopped a breakaway chance for Tyrpak, made a bang-bang combination of saves from close-range in the 83rd minute, and parried away a volley from Kleber Giacomazzi.
Next for T2 is a June 16 home game against Fresno FC at Providence Park.
Ben Crane, veteran pro from Beaverton and a former Oregon Duck, fell off the pace slightly, dropping nine spots on Saturday with a third-round, 1-over-par 71 in the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton, Ontario.
Crane's 54-hole total of 5-under 205 put him in a tie for 25th and eight strokes behind co-leaders Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar.
The third round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am was suspended by lightning at Greer, South Carolina.
Former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington and ex-Duck Norman Xiong were tied for 41st at 4-under 136, seven off the lead of Michael Miller.
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