Clute, Hart Run Onto UO Top-10 Lists

AZUSA, Calif. – Katie Clute and Devin Hart recorded a pair of top-10 program performances Thursday evening at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Clute, in her outdoor debut in an Oregon kit, added her name to the Ducks’ all-time list in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. For the UO men, Hart cracked the Oregon top-10 list for 10,000 meters.

Running in just her second-ever steeplechase, Clute clocked a time of 9:59.06 to become just the fifth UO woman to dip below 10 minutes. The performance also makes Clute the No. 4 performer in school history, ahead of Lanie Thompson (9:59.90) who was the program’s first sub-10 runner. Clute finished fourth in section two and 15thoverall in the invitational field.

Just three weeks ago at the Oregon Preview, the UO freshman from Olmsted Township, Ohio, ran an unattached 10:18.25—despite a fall during the final water jump—in her first steeplechase.

In the Ducks’ final race of the night, Hart clocked a time of 28:36.10 in the fastest section of the 10K to move to the No. 10 spot on the Oregon all-time list. He moves past Matthew Davis (28:38.86, 1999) for the final spot in the top 10. Hart finished 12th overall and ninth among collegians in Thursday’s race. It was his second outing as a Duck having opened at the Stanford Invitational (March 29).

Teammate Izaiah Steury ran 28:52.27 in his first 10K, also in the invitational heat one.

Thursday also marked the beginning of the Bryan Clay combined events. Through four events, Colleen Uzoekwe sits fourth in the top section of the heptathlon with 3,382 points. In Group B, Gianna Bullock used a pair of season bests—14.12 in the 100 hurdles and 25.59 in the 200—to post 3,239 points after day one. Spots two through five enter Friday separated by just 25 points.

Day two of the heptathlon consists of the long jump, javelin and 800 meters.

In the decathlon, Arthur Katahdin began the day with consecutive lifetime bests with marks of 10.89 in the 100 meters and 6.46m/21-2.5 in long jump. He was also just five centimeters off his all-time best in the shot put. Katahdin tallied 3,574 points and sits in 11th place in Group A of the 10-event competition.

Friday’s action will include the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500 meters.

Giuliano Scasso threatened his personal best in the steeplechase during Thursday’s distance carnival in Azusa. He crossed the finish line in 8:49.98, just off his best of 8:49.80 at last month’s Oregon Preview.

Up Next: Day two of the Bryan Clay Invitational features competition at 800 and 5,000 meters and the conclusion of the combined events. Friday also marks day one of the Beach Invitational for the Oregon throws crew.

Thursday Results

Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.)


10,000 Meters

Section 1

12. Devin Hart – 28:36.10 (SB) [No. 10 UO]

21. Izaiah Steury – 28:52.27

Section 2

25. Kutoven Stevens – 30:21.94

3,000m Steeplechase – invitational

34. Giuliano Scasso – 8:49.98


11. Arthur Katahdin – 3,574 points

              6. 100 Meters – 10.89 (PB) [885 points]

              13. 6.46m/21-2.5 – 6.46m/21-2.5 (PB) [688]

              10. Shot Put – 12.55m/41-2.25 [640]

              13. High Jump – 1.78m/5-10 [610]

              10. 400 Meters – 51.41 [751]


3,000m Steeplechase – invitational

15. Katie Clute – 9:59.06 (PB) [No. 4 UO]

–. Samantha McDonnell – DNF 

3,000m Steeplechase

51. Kendall Martin – 10:51.03

Heptathlon ‘A’

4. Colleen Uzoekwe – 3,382 points

              10. 100m Hurdles – 14.29w (+2.5) [938 points]

              9. High Jump – 1.61m/5-3.25 [747]

              1. Shot Put – 14.19m/46-6.75 [807]

              7. 200 Meters – 24.96 [890]

Heptathlon ‘B’

5. Gianna Bullock – 3,239 points

              3. 100m Hurdles – 14.12 (SB) [961 points]

              7. High Jump – 1.61m/5-3.25 (=PB) [747]

              3. Shot Put – 12.55m/41-2.25 [698]

              9. 200 Meters – 25.59 (SB) [833]

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