McCormick Hurdles to Athlete of the Week

EUGENE, Ore. – Aaliyah McCormick is the Pac-12 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week after a personal-best performance Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays. Tuesday’s selection is the first conference honor of her career, and sixth Athlete of the Week for the Ducks this season.

McCormick ran a conference-leading 12.81 in the elite section of the 100-meter hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays. She finished as the top collegian and was second overall in the race. McCormick’s time doubles as a lifetime best and ties with Sasha Wallace as the No. 2 performer in program history. She came into the race with a best of 12.85 from last year’s Pac-12 Championships.

The San Diego native currently ranks fifth in the NCAA this season.

McCormick is the third UO woman to win a weekly award this year, along with Maddy Elmore (April 2) and Jadyn Mays (April 9). Last week, Mason Strunk and Shelby Moran swept men’s and women’s field honors, and Jaida Ross was recognized for her collegiate record in the shot put seven days prior.

Along with McCormick’s performance, the UO women added top-25 national marks in the 100 meters, 400-meter hurdles, 4×100 relay, long jump and heptathlon. The team is up a spot to No. 4 in Tuesday’s release of the USTFCCCA national rankings. 

Top 30 in the NCAA (thru April 22)

* – from this past weekend

Women’s 100 Meters

16. Jadyn Mays – 11.19*

Women’s 200 Meters

10. Jadyn Mays – 22.85

Men’s 1500 Meters

12. Elliott Cook – 3:38.55

Women’s 1500 Meters

6. Klaudia Kazimierska – 4:08.43

10. Maddy Elmore – 4:09.36

Women’s 5,000 Meters

2. Maddy Elmore – 15:15.79

3. Şilan Ayyildiz – 15:15.84

Women’s 10,000 Meters

20. Anika Thompson – 32:54.97

Women’s 100m Hurdles

5. Aaliyah McCormick – 12.81*

Women’s 400m Hurdles

13. Shana Grebo – 56.71*

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase

11. Katie Clute – 9:59.06

Women’s 4x100m Relay

12. Lily Jones, Jadyn Mays, Shana Grebo, Alexa Rossum – 43.63*

Women’s Long Jump

t-23. Alysah Hickey – 6.43m/21-1.25*

Women’s Shot Put

1. Jaida Ross – 19.71m/64-8

Women’s Discus

13. Jaida Ross – 58.31m/191-4

Men’s Hammer

23. Mason Strunk – 67.72m/222-2

Women’s Hammer

7. Shelby Moran – 67.87m/222-8

Women’s Javelin

27. Kohana Nakato – 51.27m/168-2


13. Taylor Chocek – 5,688 points*

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’ four-meet weekend begins April 26-27 with the OSU High Performance in Corvallis and Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The schedule also features entries at the Desert Heat Classic and Drake Relays on Saturday. The next home meet is May 3 when the team hosts the Oregon Relays.

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