Huskies Add Three More Pac-12 Titles On Day Two

Huskies Add Three More Pac-12 Titles On Day Two

2023 Pac-12 Championships

May 12-14 | Walnut, Calif. | Hilmer Lodge Stadium

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WALNUT, Calif. – Washington Track & Field is through two days of the Pac-12 Championships in fine shape and positioned for a heck of a finishing kick on Sunday. The Huskies lead the team races on both the men’s and women’s sides, and have ample amounts of scoring opportunities left tomorrow when the championships finish at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Washington is looking to win its first ever Pac-12 Track title.


Keeping the Dawgs leading the pack today were a trio of titles, as Ollie Thorner won the Pac-12 men’s decathlon title, Ed Trippas cruised to a win in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and Nastassja Campbell and Sara Borton tied for the women’s pole vault title, earning co-Champion honors. UW added five more podium finishes in addition to the three titles today.


The Husky men’s team heads into the final day on Sunday with 68 points, leading Arizona which has 53, and USC which has 44 in third. The Husky women also lead with 60.5 points, while Oregon is second with 55 and California third with 33.


Sunday’s final day will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks starting at 1 p.m.


Multis Complete Two-Day Points Haul

Entering day two of the decathlon ranked 1-2-3, Jami Schlueter, Bruno Comin Pescador, and Ollie Thorner resumed their mission to hang a huge point tally for the team.


In the 110m hurdles, Schlueter got the event win in 14.52, with Comin Pescador third in 14.73, and Thorner taking fifth in a career-best time of 15.13.


Thorner added another PR in the discus throw, as he took third overall at 143-5. Comin Pescador was fourth in that event at 134-5, and Schlueter was sixth throwing 123-10.


Event eight, the pole vault, saw Thorner and Comin Pescador each clear 15-3 ¾ to tie for second, while Schlueter got up and over 14-4 to finish tied for sixth in that event. Then in the javelin, all three Dawgs threw between 171 and 178 feet to keep marching forward.


Going into the final 1,500-meters, the three Huskies trailed Oregon’s Rafael Raap for the top spot. Thorner was closest, down by 66 points, and the 1,500-meters is one of his strongest events, so he stepped to the starting line ready to go all-out.


Thorner went straight to the lead and opened up a big gap on the field, needing to finish at least 7-8 seconds ahead of Raap. By lap three he had built that lead and kept…

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