CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sam Crouser set a personal best in the men’s discus and Chris Stubbs won both the men’s 200 and 400 meters to lead a handful of Duck victories Friday at the OSU High Performance Meet as the Oregon track and field teams returned to Corvallis for the first time in 25 years.
Crouser, a sophomore from Gresham, Ore., had two personal bests on the day to win the discus. He set his first PR on his second attempt, going 176-8/53.8m for a two-foot improvement. That was just a precursor for his sixth and final throw that sailed 179-0/54.56m, marking a five-foot improvement on his best effort coming into Friday.
“I thought it looked good,” Crouser said of his last throw. “But I know there is some more there.
“My flight and everything is getting a lot better.”
Freshman Ryan Hunter-Simms placed second for the Ducks in 167-2/50.97m, also a personal best. That performance came after winning the shot put with a throw of 52-2.5/15.91m.
Stubbs, a senior from Eugene, had his best day as a Duck, winning the 400 meters going away in 47.87, his fastest time in an Oregon uniform.
He came back in the 200 and won in a wind-aided 21.39, also his best time as a Duck.
Oregon also went 1-2 in the women’s high jump, with both Lauren Crockett and Chancey Summers clearing 5-10/1.78m. Crockett, a sophomore from Ogden, Utah, was awarded first based on fewer misses.
Laura Bobek, a junior from Astoria, Ore., had a best mark of 162-0/49.38m, as the Ducks swept both discus throws.
Other winners for the Ducks included Elizabeth Brenner in the women’s javelin (130-0/39.64m) and Matt Jablonski in the men’s 5,000 meters in 14:56.82.
The Oregon track and field teams last competed in Corvallis at the 1987 Pac-10 Championships.
“It’s a real nice facility,” said Crouser. “If they could put in some stands, it could be a great place for a rivalry or dual (meets) between us.”
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