EUGENE — Senior Kara Hallock took third place in the long jump on Saturday to lead the Oregon State track & field on Day 1 of the Pacific-12 Conference championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Hallock jumped 19 feet, 10¾ inches on her second attempt to move into second place and she fell just one spot over the subsequent four rounds. It was the second-longest jump in school history, exceeding her previous No. 2 mark by 1¼ inches.
She also took ninth in the 100 hurdles in 13.87 seconds, tied for the second-fastest time in school history. She had the eighth-fastest time, but the second-place finisher from a different heat advanced ahead of her with a slower time.
Hallock scored six points and now has 14 for the championships. She scored eight points on May 7 for taking second in the heptathlon.
The Beavers have 16 points and are in seventh heading into Sunday’s action. They took 11th place at the 2016 championships with 23.50 points, the most in a conference meet since the program’s reinstatement in 2005.
“We had a good day today and were a few inches and a few hundredths of a second away from having a great day,” OSU coach Kelly Sullivan said. “Setting seven top-10 marks at a conference meet is impressive.
“Kara was sensational; she had two of the top four marks in the long jump and missed out on scoring in the hurdles by a whisker. Amber Peschka, Juliana Mount and Saskia McNairy were oh-so-close to scoring in their events."