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More Ducks set personal and meet records as they conclude big weekend at Penn Relays and OSU



The Oregon track and field team finished up at the Penn Relays on Saturday with two more relay wins, while the rest of the team concluded the OSU High Performance Meet with multiple athletes hitting personal records.

Sam Prakel had another successful day at the Penn Relays during the men’s 4xmile final. He ran the final leg and sealed the win with a strong kick. Oregon’s team of Mick Stanovesk, Tim Gorman, Blake Haney and Prakel won with a final time of 16 minutes, 21.81 seconds. Because of his performance, Prakel was named the men’s college athlete of the meet.

Oregon’s Sam Prakel races during the 1,500 meters. The NCAA Track & Field National Championship is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)

Oregon then earned their second relay win, this time in the women’s 4×400 relay. The quartet of Elexis Guster, Raevyn Rogers, Makenzie Dunmore and Deajah Stevens finished more than seven seconds faster than anyone else with a time of 3:24.72 to earn another Penn Relays record.

The Oregon men also earned a second-place finish in the 4×100. On Friday, the team of Damarcus Simpson, Kyree King, Julius Shellmire and Marcus Chambers finished third to qualify for the Champ of America final. During the final, they finished in 39.10 to top their own school record.

In the individual events, Alaysha Johnson, who had finished with the top time in the 100-meter hurdles on Friday to advance to the final, won the event with a time of 12.88 while running into a headwind.

As for the throwers, Ryan Hunter-Simms placed fourth in the discus with personal record distance of 194 feet, 9 inches to earn seventh in school history, while Cody Danielson and John Nizich placed fifth and sixth in the javelin, respectively.

The throwers at OSU High Performance Meet were also successful. Maddie Rabing won the women’s shot put after throwing a personal record of 50 feet, 01.50 inches on her third attempt.

Both the men and women finished second place in the discus. Kiana Phelps finished with a best throw of 162 feet, 1.5 inches. Drake Brennan threw 175-10.50 for his runner-up finish and behind him was Cullen Prena in third, throwing 175-05.50.

Three of the hurdlers at OSU, Braxton Canady, Khadejah Jackson and Kylee O’Connor, also hit personal records. Canady finished as the runner-up in the men’s 110-hurdles, while Jackson finished in third in the women’s 100 hurdles. They ran times of 14.15 and 14.19 seconds, respectively. Jackson also ran the 4×400 hurdles, along with O’Connor. They finished second and fourth with times of 1 minute .03 of a second and 1:00.89, respectively.

Rhesa Foster also ran the women’s 100 hurdles, finishing just after Jackson in fourth in 14.30. Right before, she finished in second in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 8.50 inches. Oregon’s other woman jumper, Chaquinn Cook, won the triple jump with a distance of 41 feet, 1.5 inches, a season best.

In the women’s 800-meter, Brooke Feldmeier placed fourth with a time of 2:05.12, while Katie Rainsberger placed sixth with a personal record of 2:05.20.

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