Jordan Hasay anchored the Oregon women’s distance medley relay team to a school record and a runner-up finish Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
The distance medley relay consists of 1,200, 400, 800 and 1,600-meter legs. Hasay, a Mission Prep graduate, covered her 1,600 leg in 4 minutes, 30.47 seconds as the Ducks finished in 10:52.90 and finished just behind first-place Villanova, which clocked 10:52.52.
Oregon also finished second in the distance medley relay at last year’s indoor NCAA meet.
In this race, Oregon led entering Hasay’s 1,600 leg, but Villanova’s Sheila Reid passed Hasay right before the last lap and then held her off to give the Wildcats the win.
Hasay also ran on last year’s NCAA runner-up relay team.
The Ducks’ time smashed their school record of 10:58.96, which came in last year’s NCAA meet.
Earlier Friday, Hasay reached the finals of the mile by winning her preliminary heat in 4:39.41. Hasay had the seventh-fastest time in the prelims for today’s finals but holds the fastest time in the nation this year at 4:34.75. Zoe Buckman and Anne Kesselring, who also ran on the relay with Hasay, also qualified for the mile final for Oregon, with Buckman posting the fastest prelim time of 4:35.47.
Hasay is also entered in the 3,000 today.
Oregon, the defending team champ, leads that meet with 26 points entering today.
Division II indoor national championships
Former Paso Robles High and Cuesta College standout Alycia Wagner, now a senior at Cal State Stanislaus, finished fifth in the women’s pole vault.
Wagner cleared 12 feet, 63⁄4 inches on her first attempt, earning four points in the team standings for the Warriors at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Minnesota State’s Lauren Stelten won with a mark of 13-61⁄2.
Wagner, who set the Paso Robles school record in the event during her Bearcats career, was also a state-meet qualifier at Cuesta.
Cal Poly 2, Loyola Marymount 1
In the first of a four-game series against the Lions, the Mustangs earned the win on a fielding error in the bottom of the ninth inning.
It was the fifth straight victory for Cal Poly (5-6), which is in the midst of a lengthy homestand at Baggett Stadium following a seven-game road trip to start the year.
Matt Russell, who had gotten on base via a walk, scored from second on Loyola Marymount second baseman Jonathan Johnson’s throwing error. Cal Poly’s other run came on a base hit from Denver Chavez, who drove in Evan Busby.
Mason Radeke made the pitching start for the Mustangs, going seven innings and giving up four hits and one run with five strikeouts.
Jeff Johnson, who picked up the win, saved Cal Poly in the eighth as he shut down the Lions, who had the bases loaded with no outs.