Moran, Strunk Earn Pac-12 Awards

EUGENE, Ore. – Shelby Moran and Mason Strunk have swept Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office. These are the fourth and fifth weekly awards for the Ducks this season, and second-career selection for Strunk.

Moran tallied a season-best measure of 67.87m/222-8, also in the hammer at the Long Beach meet. She was second overall and finished as the top collegian in the field. She extended her lead in the league and currently ranks sixth in the NCAA.

The Sherwood, Ore., native is the reigning Pac-12 champion in the hammer.

Strunk recorded a lifetime best of 67.72m/222-2 in the hammer at the Beach Invitational, finishing sixth overall in the invitational section. With his outing, he moved up a spot to No. 7 on the program’s top-10 list and improved his personal best by 15 inches. The Salem, Ore., native ranks third in the Pac-12 and is 20th nationally this season.

Coupled with the efforts in the hammer, the Ducks registered nine top-25 marks this past weekend. The UO women check in at No. 5 in the most recent USTFCCCA rankings, up a spot from last week.

Top 25 in the NCAA (thru April 15)

* – from this past weekend

Women’s 100 Meters

23. Jadyn Mays – 11.26

Women’s 200 Meters

T9. Jadyn Mays – 22.85

Men’s 800 Meters

21. Matthew Erickson – 1:47.87*

22. Elliott Cook – 1:47.91

Men’s 1500 Meters

10. Elliott Cook – 3:38.55*

Women’s 1500 Meters

3. Klaudia Kazimierska – 4:08.43*

7. 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

16. Aaliyah McCormick – 13.03

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase

9. Katie Clute – 9:59.06*

Women’s Shot Put

1. Jaida Ross – 19.71m/64-8

Women’s Discus

13. Jaida Ross – 58.31m/191-4

Men’s Hammer

20. Mason Strunk – 67.72m/222-2*

Women’s Hammer

6. Shelby Moran – 67.87m/222-8*

Women’s Javelin

25. Kohana Nakato – 51.27m/168-2*

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 are back in the Los Angeles area next weekend for the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17-20) at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Competition begins Wednesday morning with elite sections of the combined events, the first of the outdoor season for Taylor Chocek and Rafael Raap.

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