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Cabral, Menís 4x400 Meter Relay Race to Front of Pack
Release Date: 03/29/2013
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 AUSTIN, Texas –  Johnathan Cabral continued his strong early season run in the 110 hurdles and the Ducks’ men’s 4x400 meter relay team set the fastest preliminary time Friday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Cabral and Spencer Adams of Clemson finished in a dead heat in their preliminary race of the 110 hurdles, with both runners timing 13.65. That was a seasonal best for Cabral and both runners had the second fastest times among the Friday preliminaries to advance to Saturday’s final.

The Ducks’ men’s 4x400 meter relay team had the fastest time of the preliminary rounds Friday at the Texas Relays. The Oregon quintet of Kevin Anding, Arthur Delaney, Jack Galpin and Mike Berry ran a seasonal best 3:08.18 to advance to Saturday’s final.

The Ducks will square off against Southern powers Mississippi State, Texas-El Paso, Sam Houston State and Grambling State, among others, in the final.

The men’s 4x100 team initially won their heat in 41.07 but was disqualified due to an out-of-zone exchange.

The women found success in the 4x100 meter relay where the team of Phyllis Francis, English Gardner, Chizoba Okodogbe and Jenna Prandini won their heat in 44.50 to move on to Saturday’s final.

That was the ninth-fastest time in school history.

The women’s 4x400 meter team of Okodogbe, Laura Roesler, Prandini and Francis took second in its preliminary heat in 3:39.17. They will run in the invitational final on Saturday.

Also Friday, Sam Crouser took second in the men’s javelin on his final throw.

The sophomore from Gresham, Ore., let loose on a throw of 248-8/75.80m on his sixth attempt to move from sixth in second in the final standings.
 Crouser later took fifth in the discus with a personal best throw of 173-11/53.01m.

Alyssa Monteverde won her section of the 100 meter hurdles in a personal best 13.76.

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