"There were lots of good efforts all over the place for us today" said head coach Robert Johnson. "We got a lot of people though to tomorrow and we had a lot of PRs.
"It's the championship season and this is the time of year you want to see those types of efforts."
Weir got the women off on the right foot Friday at the Dempsey Indoor Facility by recording a pair of personal bests in the weight throw. She threw 66-11.25/20.40m in the preliminary round before improving to 67-6.25/20.58m on her final throw.
That was a personal best by more than a foot for the sophomore from Sunnyvale, Calif., and was the second best throw in school history. It also moved Weir into a tie for 14th nationally in the event, an important ranking as the top 16 individuals will receive a bid to the NCAA Championships March 8-9.
Also in the women's weight throw, junior Laura Bobek had a personal best mark of 54-6.5/16.62m to finish 11th.
The men also saw a personal best in the weight throw as senior Miles Walk went 59-11.25/18.27m to finish fourth overall.
One of the biggest surprises of the meet was a pair of PRs by the Ducks in the men's pole vault. Senior Austin Ouderkirk and freshman Matt Hidalgo both cleared the bar at 16-10/5.13m. Hidalgo earned a fifth place finish based on fewer misses with Ouderkirk sixth.
More impressive than the placings was the fact that Hidalgo improved on his previous best by more than seven inches, while Ouderkirk, a Newport, Ore., native who began his collegiate career at Washington before transferring, was nearly three inches better than his prior indoor PR. Hidalgo, from Banks, Ore., has either set or tied a PR in all four meets he vaulted in this indoor season.
The men also got a point from Trevor Ferguson who finished eighth in the long jump by virtue of his indoor best of 23-8.75/7.23m.
Sophomore Sammie Clark scored for the women with a fifth place finish in the women's pole vault, clearing 12-11/3.94m.
The women wrapped up the scoring for the night with a third place finish in the distance medley relay. Laura Rosler, Alexandria Davidson, Megan Patrignelli and Ashley Maton ran 11:30.54.
The women also had Alyssa Monteverde's ninth place finish in the heptathlon. The freshman from Fresno, Calif. Set three pentathlon PRs and tied a fourth on the way to a personal best 3,642 points. That was the fifth best total in school history. Monteverde's pentathlon PRs included an 8.59 in the 60 meter hurdles, a 17-8.75/9.49m in the long jump and a 2:26.17 in the 800 meters. She tied her best by clearing 5-3/1.60m in the high jump and recorded a shot put of 31-1.75/9.49m.
Prior to running the 800, Monteverde took a break from the pentathlon to run a personal best 8.47 in the open 60 meter hurdle preliminaries, finishing second in her heat to move on to Saturday's final. Monteverde's time moved her to No. 2 on Oregon's indoor list.
UCLA led the women's competition with 45.5 points. Oregon was sixth with 18. Arizona State had the men's lead with 55.5 points. The Ducks were seventh with 13.
In preliminary action, football players Dior Mathis and B.J. Kelley both won their 60 meter heats to move into Saturday's finals. Mathis won his race in a personal best 6.79 seconds, while Kelley took his in 6.83.
In the women's 60 meters, English Gardner and Jenna Prandini both timed 7.35 in winning their respective heats to advance to the finals.
In the men's 60 meter hurdles, Johnathan Cabral won his heat in 7.82 seconds and advanced.
Dakotah Keys used a personal best of 7.13 in the 60 meters to stand in third place with 3,104 points after the first day of the heptathlon. He just missed a PR in the high jump, clearing 6-6.75/2.00m and also went 22-11.25 in the long jump and threw 41-10.5/12.76m in the shot put.
Blake Kemp set PRs in three events ad was fifth in the heptathlon with 2,994 points. Kemp ran 7.08 in the 60 meters, went 22-5/6.78m in the long jump and cleared 6-3.25/1.91m in the high jump, all PRs for the freshman from Coos Bay, Ore. He also had a mark of 41-4.25/12.60m in the shot put.
"The bulk of what we came here to do happens on Saturday," said Johnson. "We'll know a lot more after tomorrow how we stand for the NCAAs. But we did a great job today of setting the table and now we need to go out there and have another big day."
The MPSF Championships continue at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
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