Mays, Ross Collect Weekly Pac-12 Honors

EUGENE, Ore. – Jadyn Mays and Jaida Ross have been named Pac-12 Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Already named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week for her collegiate-record performance, Ross is now a two-time Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week. The Medford, Ore., native threw 19.71m/64-8 in the shot put at the Triton Invitational (April 6) to replace the previous NCAA standard (19.64m/64-5.25) set by Ohio State’s Adelaide Aquilla in 2022.

Ross also recorded a lifetime best of 58.31m/191-4 in the discus, a measure that puts her inside the top 15 nationally. She won her first Pac-12 award in the final week of the 2022 regular season.

Mays swept the 100 and 200 meters at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., with meet-record times of 11.28 and 22.85, respectively. She is currently tied for the No. 4 time in the country in the 200, and ranks second in the Pac-12 in both events. Mays also helped the Ducks’ 4×100 relay to a season-best 44.82 and second-place finish at the Cal meet.

The UO women check in at No. 6 in Tuesday’s release of the USTFCCCA National Ratings Index.

Top 30 in the NCAA (thru April 8)

* – from this past weekend

Women’s 100 Meters

16. Jadyn Mays – 11.26

Women’s 200 Meters

t-4. Jadyn Mays – 22.85*

Women’s 400 Meters

29. Katriina Wright – 53.07*

Men’s 800 Meters

13. Elliott Cook – 1:47.91

15. Matthew Erickson – 1:47.95

Men’s 1500 Meters

24. Elliott Cook – 3:42.85

Women’s 5,000 Meters

1. Maddy Elmore – 15:15.79

Women’s 10,000 Meters

17. Anika Thompson – 32:54.97

Women’s 100m Hurdles

13. Aaliyah McCormick – 13.03

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase

26. Giuliano Scasso – 8:49.80

Women’s 4x400m Relay

30. Lakely Doht-Barron, Ella Clayton, Katriina Wright, Shana Grebo – 3:35.13*

Women’s Shot Put

1. Jaida Ross – 19.71m/64-8*

Women’s Discus

13. Jaida Ross – 58.31m/191-4*

Women’s Hammer

5. Shelby Moran – 66.62m/218-7

Following conference weekend, the top 48 declared athletes—and top 24 relays—in each region qualify for the NCAA East and West Preliminary (May 22-25) meets. The West Preliminary will be held this year in Fayetteville, Ark.

Up Next: The Ducks’ outdoor campaign continues this week with entries at the Beach Invitational (April 12-13), Bryan Clay Invitational (April 11-13) and Lane Invitational (April 13).

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