Competing in the University of Washington Indoor Preview in Seattle on Saturday, University of Oregon freshman Sasha Wallace set a school record in her very first meet.
Wallace turned in a time of 8.37 seconds — the second-fastest time in Oregon history — in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles. She followed that up with a time of 8.21 seconds in the finals, besting Brianne Theisen’s mark of 8.25 seconds set two years ago.
Speaking with reporters after the meet, head coach Robert Johnson said he was pleased with how his young team performed:
It was a good overall day for us. It was really good as far as being the first meet of the year and also good in the sense of our freshmen going out and running well and being able to apply some of things from practice (The Oregonian).
The Ducks recorded six victories at the meet. Redshirt freshman Jasime Todd also performed exceptionally well, winning the 60 meters (non-hurdles) in a time of 7.20 seconds.
[Source: The Oregonian]