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COLLEGE WATCH: Ducks shine at UW Invite



Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State and Concordia were among the teams competing in the University of Washington Invitational at Seattle on Friday and Saturday.

Some highlights:

  • Oregon

    Dakotah Keys won the heptathlon with 5,730 points, the third-highest score in the NCAA this season.GUYOTA

    The distance medley team of Mac Fleet, Jack Galpin, Boru Guyota (ex-Jefferson High) and NCAA cross-country champion Edward Cheserek won their event in 9:28.91, second-fastest in the nation this season -- and Oregon's other entry in the event, comprised of Brett Johnson, Arthur Delaney, Russell Hornsby and Trevor Dunbar, placed second in 9:31.64, fourth fastest in the country.

    In the pentathlon, Lauren Crockett and former Gresham High star Haley Crouser finished third and seventh, respectively. Crockett had a personal-best 3,648 points, and Crouser totaled 3,463 in her first try at the event.

  • Portland State

    Sophomore Sheldon Prince and senior Sarah Dean each set a school record. Prince, from Aloha High, won the men's open 400 meters in 48.64 seconds. Dean, from McKenzie High, ran the mile in 4:51.32.

    Former Benson High star Jazmin Ratcliff, a PSU junior, had a personal best of 8.52 seconds in the 60 hurdles and matched her PR with a 7.64 to place seventh in the 60 meters.

    Fershman Whitney Diggs lowered her Big Sky-leading 400 time, placing second in the invitational 400 in 55.38.

    CeCelia Jackson, a freshman from Seattle, qualified for the Big Sky meet with 3,547 points and a fourth-place showing in her first pentathlon.

    Senior Camelia Mayfield of Ashland bettered her school record in the indoor 5,000 meters, running 17:02.49, a drop of more than 41 seconds.

    Freshman Cheryn Trapp, of Nampa, Idaho, qualified for the conference indoor meet, as well, running 17:44.46.

  • Concordia

    The Cavaliers claimed 10 automatic spots in the NAIA indoor championships.

    Matthew Clowes ran a school-record 8:04.52 in the 3,000 to place eighth overall in the invitational field and lower his NAIA-leading mark of 2014.

    Darien Moore won the weight throw with a school-record 64-6 1/2, and Adam Riddle set a Concordia indoor best with a 58-3 in the hammer.

  • Oregon State

    Football wide receiver Stevie Coury placed eighth in the 60 meters (6.90) in a final that included three Olympians.

    Another OSU wideout, Victor Bolden, ran 7.05, and cornerback Malcolm Marable was timed in 7.09 in the prelims.

  • Portland

    Senior Kent Nowak, from Globe, Ariz., won his 800 heat in 1:55.31, beating, among others, American-record holder Alan Webb.