Women of Oregon Win 14th Pac-12 Title

BOULDER, Colo. – For a third-consecutive season and with the help of four titles Sunday, the Women of Oregon are the Pac-12 champions. Jadyn Mays swept the 100 and 200 meters and Jaida Ross completed her throws double with a victory in the discus. Overall, the UO women have now won 14 Pac-12 titles.

The Ducks scored 150 points with wide-spread contribution in 17 of 21 events.

On the men’s side, Elliott Cook won the 800- and 1500-meter titles while PJ Ize-Iyamu took the top spot in the 100 meters. Oregon swept the 100 titles for a third-consecutive year, and fourth time overall. The UO men finished fourth in the team standings with 83 points.

For a second-consecutive season, Mays was the Pac-12 Women’s Athlete of the Meet as the high scorer. She accounted for 22 of the Ducks’ points by way of her wins in the 100 and 200 and runner-up showing with the 4×100-meter relay. She is the first UO woman to be win the award twice, and just the third Pac-12 woman overall.

In winning the 100 with a new lifetime best of 11.01, Mays broke the meet record of 11.03 set by past UO great English Gardner in 2011. She was back on the track to post a season-best time of 22.46 in the 200 meters. Mays becomes the seventh UO woman to accomplish the 100-200 conference sweep. 

The Women of Oregon used a season-best time of 43.00 to collect eight points in the first track final of the day. Mays teamed with Lily Jones, Shana Grebo and Ella Clayton in the effort which now stands 10th on the program’s all-time list. 

Ross, winner of the shot put on Saturday, recorded a lifetime best on her way to victory in the discus. In the second round, she got the implement out to a 59.74m/196-0 measure which added four feet to her previous best and made her the No. 2 performer in school history. Shelby Moran, the two-time hammer champion, added a personal best of her own—57.28m/187-11—for fourth place and five points.

Cook became a three-time Pac-12 champion Sunday, and is the first man in program history to pull the 800-1500 double. In the 1500 meters—his first race of the day—Cook used a surge down the stretch to emerge from the pack and cross the finish line first. Roughly one hour later, he once again held off the field over the final 100 meters and stopped the clock in 1:48.18 for another Pac-12 title.

The Powell, Ohio, native won his first conference title in 2022, a victory in the 800 meters at Hayward Field. Sunday’s final was the highest-scoring event of the weekend for the UO men with Cook leading a 1-3-7-8 finish, good for 19 points. Matthew Erickson (1:48.84) took bronze followed by Tomas Palfrey and Rheinhardt Harrison in seventh and eighth, respectively.

Harrison, in his Pac-12 debut, was seventh in the 1500-meter final.

On the heels of Mays’ victory in the 100 meters, Ize-Iyamu took the line as the fastest overall qualifier from Saturday’s prelims. The UO sophomore backed it up with a charge over the closing meters for a winning time of 10.10, a new lifetime best. Ize-Iyamu becomes the fourth UO man to win the event at the conference meet, joining Kyree King (2017), Cravon Gillespie (2018, ’19) and Micah Williams (2022, ’23).

The Pasadena, Calif., native also moved to No. 4 on the program’s all-time list, and now just trails those same three names.

To close out the meet, Clayton and Grebo were back on the track alongside Katriina Wright and Shaniya Hall for a winning performance in the 4×400 relay. The quartet combined for a time of 3:27.34, another meet record and an effort that ties the fourth-fastest relay team in UO history. It was the women’s fifth Pac-12 title in the event and first since 2011.

Entering the final event of the meet, the Ducks led USC by 10 points—140-130—and just needed to get one point to secure the team title outright. Oregon responded by taking more than five seconds off its previous season best of 3:32.96 from the Desert Heat Classic (April 27).

Katie Clute—runner-up in Saturday’s steeplechase—and Dalia Frias secured an important five points in the 5,000 meters to create the eventual 10-point cushion heading into the 4×400 relay. The margin had been larger after USC’s Jasmine Jones was initially disqualified after winning the 400 hurdles. Jones was later reinstated to keep the Women of Troy within striking distance.

Silan Ayyildiz led a 2-5-6 UO showing in the women’s 1500 meters. Ayyildiz (4:17.15) combined with Mia Barnett and Klaudia Kazimierska, respectively, to collect 15 points in the first individual race of the day. Kazimierska came back to grab a point in the 800 final. 

Notable: Jack Normand scored in two individual events Sunday beginning with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump. He then made his way over to CU’s indoor facility for the high jump where he was fifth, just ahead of freshman teammate Osawese Agbonkonkon. Due to rain earlier in the day, the high jump and women’s pole vault were moved indoor.

Emily Fitzsimmons, 10th in that pole vault competition, just missed out on a scoring spot but did post a clearance of 4.08m/13-4.5 to crack the program’s outdoor top-10 list. She is tied with Kortney Ross as the No. 8 performer at Oregon.

UO on the Pac-12 Podium


Elliott Cook, 800 meters

Elliott Cook, 1500 meters

PJ Ize-Iyamu, 100 meters

Jadyn Mays, 100 meters

Jadyn Mays, 200 meters

Shelby Moran, hammer (Friday)

Rafael Raap, decathlon (Saturday)

Jaida Ross, discus

Jaida Ross, shot put (Saturday)

Shana Grebo-Ella Clayton-Katriina Wright-Shaniya Hall, 4×400 relay


Silan Ayyildiz, 1500 meters

Taylor Chocek, heptathlon (Saturday)

Katie Clute, steeplechase (Saturday)

Cheyla Scott, high jump (Saturday)

Lily Jones-Jadyn Mays-Shana Grebo-Ella Clayton, 4×100 relay

Third Place

Matthew Erickson, 800 meters

Up Next: The postseason continues with the NCAA West Preliminary (May 22-25) in Fayetteville, Ark., where the top 48 declared individuals and top 24 relays in the region will compete for a national spot. The 2024 NCAA Championships (June 5-8) will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Sunday Results

Pac-12 Championships (Boulder, Colo.)


100 Meters

1. PJ Ize-Iyamu – 10.10 (PB, No. 4 UO) [10 points]

200 Meters

7. PJ Ize-Iyamu – 25.32w (+2.2) [2 points]

800 Meters

1. Elliott Cook – 1:48.18 [10 points]

3. Matthew Erickson – 1:48.84 [6 points]

7. Tomas Palfrey – 1:50.40 [2 points]

8. Rheinhardt Harrison – 1:54.59 [1 point]

1500 Meters

1. Elliott Cook – 3:54.30 [10 points]

7. Rheinhardt Harrison – 3:55.30 [2 points]

5,000 Meters

19. Aiden Smith – 15:12.23

4x100m Relay

6. Anthony Trucks – Rodrick Pleasant – Caleb Hagan – PJ Ize-Iyamu – 40.29 [3 points]

4x400m Relay

8. Kojo Manu – James Harding – Fuad Omer – Matthew Erickson – 3:11.72 [1 point]

High Jump

5. Jack Normand – 2.06m/6-9 [4 points]

6. Osawese Agbonkonkon – 2.06m/6-9 [3 points]

Triple Jump

6. Jack Normand – 14.74m/48-4.5 (SB) [3 points]


100 Meters

1. Jadyn Mays – 11.01 (MR, PB, =No. 7 UO) [10 points]

5. Lily Jones – 11.38 [4 points]

200 Meters

1. Jadyn Mays – 22.46 (SB) [10 points]

400 Meters

6. Katriina Wright – 52.57 (SB) [3 points]

8. Ella Clayton – 52.96 [1 point]

800 Meters

8. Klaudia Kazimierska – 2:10.19 [1 point]

1500 Meters

2. Silan Ayyildiz – 4:17.15 [8 points]

5. Mia Barnett – 4:20.76 [4 points]

6. Klaudia Kazimierska – 4:21.36 [3 points]

5,000 Meters

6. Katie Clute – 16:45.40 [3 points]

7. Dalia Frias – 16:48.79 [2 points]

9. Silan Ayyildiz – 16:50.39

10. Anika Thompson – 17:03.21

–. Mia Barnett – DNF 

400m Hurdles

6. Shana Grebo – 57.11 [3 points]

4x100m Relay

2. Lily Jones – Jadyn Mays – Shana Grebo – Ella Clayton – 43.00 (SB, No. 10 UO) [8 points]

4x400m Relay

1. Shana Grebo – Ella Clayton – Katriina Wright – Shaniya Hall – 3:27.34 (MR, SB, =No. 4 UO) [10 points]

Pole Vault

10. Emily Fitzsimmons – 4.08m/13-4.5 (SB, =No. 8 UO)

T12. Isabella Nilsen – 3.78m/12-4.75


1. Jaida Ross – 59.74m/196-0 (PB, No. 2 UO) [10 points]

4. Shelby Moran – 57.28m/187-11 (PB, No. 4 UO) [5 points]

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