Quick Hits: Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field, Oregon men’s and women’s basketball victorious
— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this indoor season.
— Sabrina Ionescu earned her ninth career triple-double in Oregon’s 84-68 win over Utah on Sunday. The victory marked the team’s sweep of the mountain schools during this weekend’s road trip. On Thursday, the Ducks defeated the Colorado Buffaloes, 74-55. The team remains on top of the Pac-12 with a record of 20-4 overall and 9-1 in the conference.
— The men and women of Oregon’s track and field team set numerous personal records and NCAA-leading times at the Columbia Challenge in New York City over the weekend. On Friday, both the men and women’s distance medley relay teams won their races, with the women setting an NCAA-leading time of 11:00.13. But it was redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek who highlighted Saturday’s meet. Stanovsek won the men’s mile with his sub-4 time of 3:57.90, a seven-second personal record and the seventh-best mark in UO history. For the women, junior ChaQuinn Cook broke the school record in the triple jump with a jump of 42 feet and 11 inches in her 2018 season debut.
— Oregon men’s basketball defeated Oregon State in the 350th edition of the Civil War on Saturday night, 66-57. After dominating the Beavers in the first half, thanks to a 27-4 run and 65 percent field goal shooting, the Ducks had to rally hard through 6-of-24 shooting in the second half.
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