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Duck women create points in bunches at MPSF

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There was only one title on the second day but there were points all over the board and in bunches. 

In the 60 meters new school record holder and freshman Amber Purvis was third at 7.38 and sophomore Mandy White was seventh seventh at 7.58.  Junior Keshia Baker ran 24.44 for fourth and Mandy White was fifth in 24.62 as both ran indoor prs.  Defending mile champion Alexandra Kosinski met with stiff competition and was outkicked with a lap to go and finished fourth in 4:42.16.  Kosinski came back an 1:55 later to finish third in the 3k in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 9:11.24 and Nicole Blood was fourth in 9:17.28.  Mattie Bridgmon was eighth in 9:30.71. 

Bridgmon has had a great fall and winter in her junior year.  She has prd by 31 seconds in the 3k (9:17) and 24 seconds in the 5k (16:09) and may qualify for the NCAA meet in both events after becoming a first time all-american in cross country. 

In the 60 meter hurdles freshman Lyndsay Pearson finished fifth at 8.79, third fastest ever among Ducks indoors.  In the high jump, the new school record holder in the hurdles at 8.65, Brianne Thiesen finished tied for fourth at 5-8 1/2 (earlier in the season she moved to second at 5-11 1/4).  Redshirt junior Rita Santibanez was eighth at 45-0 1/4. 

In the final event the Oregon women were too far out of the competition to pass Stanford but far enough ahead of the rest to finish second.  Sophmore Jamesha Youngblood set the table with a great first leg that put Oregon in the lead.  Senior Leah Worthen ran a strong second leg.  The third leg was by brilliant freshman Amber Purvis.  Her 53.0 put Oregon well into the lead ahead of UCLA.  Defending Pac-10 champion Keshia Baker finished off the competition and ORegon set the Duck indoor school record and moved the team to second on the national list with a time of 3:36.52.  This team is only surpassed by Oregon teams that ran outdoor times in 1995 (3:33.11), 2007 (3:36.07), and 1993 (3:36.49). 

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2013 1 169 3 77  
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2008 1 36 14 8 1
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