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Allie Jones and Oliver Thorner Win Pac-12 Championships Multi-Events

Allie Jones of USC and Oliver Thorner of Washington set personal bests on their way to winning the 2023 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships multi-events on Saturday (13).

Allie Jones of USC wins Mt. SAC Relays 2023 Heptathlon with record score
Allie Jones of USC wins Mt. SAC Relays 2023 Heptathlon with record score

Walnut, Calif., 14 May – Allie Jones of USC and Oliver Thorner of Washington won the women’s and men’s multi-events on Day Two at the 2023 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on Saturday (13).

The 2023 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships will continue on Sunday’s third and final day with a host of finals and you can watch the action live on the Pac-12 Network platforms.

Read More: How to watch the 2023 Pac-12 Championships?

Allie Jones Wins Women’s Heptathlon

Jones tallied a school-record 6234 points to win the women’s heptathlon title, breaking her own mark of 6217 points, set at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 13. Jones, who won four of the seven events during the two day competition, remained third on the Pac-12 all-time list behind only Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Brianne Theisen, but improved her personal best mark.

The 22-year-old 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships Pentathlon runner-up was winning her second consecutive Pac-12 heptathlon title. – Read Also: Allie Jones and Harrison Williams win Mt. SAC Relays Elite Multi-event titles

Ida Eikeng of Washington scored 6114 points to better her personal best and Husky school record for second place while third place went to Avery McMullen of Colorado with 5831 points, followed by Taylor Chocek (5793 points) of Oregon and Anneke Moersdorf (5618 points) of Oregon State in completing the top five.

Oliver Thorner Wins Men’s Decathlon

Meanwhile, Oliver Thorner recorded a personal best score of 7,761 points to become the first Washington decathlon Pac-12 conference champion since Jeremy Taiwo in 2011. Thorner, who won just one of the 10 events in the competition, managed to use a well-balanced performance to seal the win by 66 points this weekend.

Rafael Raap of Oregon ended second with a score of 7695 points, with Washington’s Comin Pescador taking third overall with 7,611 points, and his teammate Schlueter claiming fourth with 7,545.

Washington Leads Pac-12 Standings After Two Days

After two days of competition and eight scored events, Washington leads the men’s points standings with 68 points, with Arizona on 53 and USC on 44 following in the top three.

Eight of the 21 events have been scored on the women’s side as well and Washington is also the overnight leader on this side with 60.50 points. Oregon is second with 55 points, followed by California with 33 points.

Finals on Sunday at Pac-12 Championships

The 2023 Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships will continue on Sunday’s third and final day with a host of finals. The action will begin at 11:00 a.m. PT with the mens Discus Throw final, followed by the men’s Triple Jump final at 11:45 a.m. PT.

Live action on the track starts at 1:00 p.m. PT with the men’s and women’s 4×100 relay races, followed by the men’s and women’s 1500 meters finals. The finals of the men’s and women’s sprint hurdles, 100 meters, 400 meters, and 800 meters will also be contested on Sunday.

The meet will conclude with the men’s and women’s 4×400 meter relay finals at 4:10 p.m. PT.

Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com. Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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