Despite the 2014 NCAA indoor track season being only a few weeks old, the Oregon Ducks already appear to be in championship form.
Following in the footsteps of freshman Sasha Wallace, who set a school record in the 60 meters at the University of Washington Indoor Preview last week (and broke it this week), Laura Roesler set the second-fastest time for the indoor 800 meters in NCAA history at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet on Saturday, finishing in a blistering 2:01.32.
Roesler’s time is also the fastest for the 800 recorded in the United States this year.
Oregon head coach Robert Johnson said Roesler is benefiting from all the hard work she put in during the off-season:
Laura is training at a really high level and is reaping the benefits of the work she put in over the summer. There are a few things we can still clean up but to come out and run the way she did is a real positive sign (The Oregonian).
The Ducks will be competing in the UW Invitational next Friday and Saturday.
[Source: The Oregonian]