PULLMAN, Wash. – The Pac-12 Championships officially opened with the first day of the multi-event championships, Saturday at Mooberry Track on the campus of Washington State, where Oregon was represented by four competitors.
Reigning Pac-12 champion Dakotah Keys was the top Oregon athlete in the decathlon and currently sits second after the first day with 3,964 points. Keys finished second in the 100 (11.16), shot put (42-6.25/12.96m) and high jump (6-8.75/2.05m), while also taking third in the and long jump (23-7.25/7.19m).
Mitch Modin’s day was highlighted by two event wins, first in the shot put with a distance of 42-9.75 (13.05m), followed by a first-place finish in the 400 to end the day (49.09). The freshman out of Bend, Ore., is currently third with 3,886 points.
Alec Fellows set two personal bests to start the day, winning the 100 in 11.04 before finishing second in the long jump with a distance of 24-1.75 (7.36m). Fellows finished the day by taking third in the 400 with a time of 49.38, giving him a total of 3,841 points, good enough for fourth place after five events. The total is his best day-one score, 49 points ahead of the 3,792 he scored at the Aztec Invitational earlier this season.
Daphne Chambers finished day one in fourth place with 3,110 points in the heptathlon, 76 points out of third place and 79 points out of second. Chambers matched her PR of 5-3.25 (1.61m) in the high jump and was sixth place through two events before the redshirt sophomore from Springfield, Ore., used her strength in the shot put to vault up to third in the overall standings. Chambers won the event with a toss of 43-3.75 (13.20m) before ending the day with a time of 26.20 (-3.5w) in the 200.
The final day of the multi events will begin, Saturday at 11 a.m.