Oregon’s Jordan Hasay will focus solely on the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
The former Mission Prep star is entered only in the 1,500 for next week’s NCAA West Regional meet at the University of Texas. The top 24 finishers in the meet, which will run from Thursday to Saturday, will qualify for the NCAA meet scheduled for June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Declarations for the West regional meet were announced Thursday and Hasay is listed only in the 1,500, an event she finished third in as a freshman. She has the third-fastest time in the NCAA this season. Last season, attempting a 1,500-5,000 double, Hasay was fourth in the 5,000 and then struggled to a seventh-place finish in the 1,500.
Meanwhile, Cal Poly will have 10 athletes competing at the regional meet, including three women and seven men.
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Leanne Fogg leads the Cal Poly women’s list as the No. 16 qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Whitney Sisler is tied for 12th in the high jump and Vanessa Hancock qualified at No. 30 in the 1,500. Sisler advanced to the NCAA Championships a year ago.
For the men, both Kyle Inks and John Prader, who took home a Big West championship, qualified in the pole vault.
Derek Thomas qualified at No. 13 in the 1,500, Eric Surprenant was No. 36 in the 400 hurdles and Daniel Erdman qualified at No. 39 in the shot put.
Jamison Jordan qualified in the men’s 100, and Chris Frias qualified in the 10,000.
Cal Poly wrestler Kastl honored
Cal Poly freshman wrestler Dominic Kastl has been named to the 2012 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team.
The 165-pounder compiled a 14-5 record, earning Pac-12 freshman of the year honors and winning the Mustangs’ lone Pac-12 title.