COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Jordan Hasay played the leading role today in Oregon repeating as NCAA women's indoor track and field champions as she won the mile and later came back to win the 3,000 meters.
The Mission Prep grad and Arroyo Grande native led a 1-3-4 finish for Oregon in the mile run. About 1 hour and 35 minutes after the conclusion of that race, Hasay came back to run down Villanova's Sheila Price on the last lap to win the 3,000 meters.
On Friday, it was Price who ran down Hasay on the last lap of the distance medley relay to give the Wildcats the win over the Ducks. Hasay turned the tables today, winning the 3,000 in 9 minutes, 13.71 seconds while Price clocked 9:13.86. Hasay had the fourth-fastest qualifying time in the 3,000 entering the meet at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
In the mile, Hasay, who had the nation's fastest time of 4:34.75 entering the NCAA meet, won in 4:33.01, a personal record. Duke's Kate Van Buskirk was second in 4:33.71 and was followed by two of Hasay's teammates — Zoe Buckman in 4:33.76 and Anne Kesselring in 4:34.96.
Hasay finished fourth in the mile at last year's NCAA meet when the Ducks won the team title.
For more on Hasay's performance at the NCAA meet, see Sunday's print edition of The Tribune.