WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon redshirt sophomore sprinter, Jenna Prandini was named the Pac-12 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced, Tuesday.
Prandini began her 2014 outdoor season in spectacular fashion by winning the 200 in a meet-record time of 22.98 at the Aztec Invitational. The mark, which is the fastest time in the world this year, is a personal best and moved her up to fourth on the Oregon all-time list. Prandini joined Jasmine Todd, Marybeth Sant and Phyllis Francis in the 4x100 relay which cruised to a victory by more than two seconds and set a meet record of 43.74. The time is .01 seconds off Oregon’s best mark from 2013, ranks fourth in school history and No. 3 in the NCAA this season.
This is the first weekly conference award for an Oregon student-athlete this season and the first of Prandini’s career.
Oregon will host the Pepsi Arizona Dual, Saturday at Historic Hayward Field against the No. 9 (women)/No. 16 (men) Wildcats. The meet will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the live Pac-12 Networks coverage beginning at 1 p.m.