STANFORD, Calif. – Jordan Hasay and Parker Stinson etched their names in the Ducks’ 10,000 meter record books, while a trio of Ducks impressed in the women’s 800 meters over the weekend at the Stanford Invitational.
Running late into the night on Friday, Hasay cruised through her first career 10,000 meters like a seasoned marathoner as she finished as the top collegian and third overall in 32:46.68. Not only was that the top time in the nation this season, but it ranks as the second best in school history, trailing only Kathy Hayes’ 32:43.81 set in 1984.
A pair of Nike runners with Oregon connections took the first two spots in that race. Shalane Flanagan won in 31:04.85, with Kara Goucher second in 31:46.64, just a hair ahead of Hasay.
Hasay, a senior from Arroyo Grande, Calif., held off long time rival Megan Goethals of Washington for third. The Husky runner took fourth in 32:52.78.
Stinson looked strong in his first race on the track in 2013, finishing second in the top heat of the men’s 10,000 meters in 28:34.71. He was just behind The Masters’ John Gilbertson, who won in 28:30.35.
Stinson’s time was a :26 personal best as the junior from Austin, Texas, moved up to seventh on UO career 10K list.
In the second section of the men’s 10,000, freshman Matthew Melancon from Eugene, Ore., was third in a personal best 29:31.82.
Saturday, senior Anne Kesselring won the top section of the women’s 800 meters in 2:05.76. That was the fourth fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Becca Friday and Anne Kessering followed that with runner up finishes in their respective heats. Friday, a senior from Bellingham, Wash., ran 2:06.00, while Leblanc, a freshman from Repentigny, Quebec, ran 2:07.12. Friday’s time was the fifth fastest among collegians this season.
Also at Stanford, senior Matt Miner was the runner-up in the men’s 1,500 meters with a time of 3:42.60, trailing only Riley Masters of Oklahoma, who won in 3:40.77. Senior Elijah Greer was fourth in that race in 3:43.56. Both times were personal bests for the Duck runners.
Junior Megan Patrignelli was fourth in her section of the women’s 1,500 meters in a personal best 4:21.75.