Oregon Women, USC Men MPSF Champs

UW's Dempsey Indoor
Feb. 27, 2016

2016 MPSF Championship Highlights

MPSF Championship Records

Complete 2016 MPSF Championship Results

2016 MPSF Championship Preview

The 24th annual MPSF Championship meet is in the books, with the Oregon women coming back from a one-point day one deficit to take control and get past second-place Stanford and third-place USC (108-73.75-59). The Ducks captured their fourth women's title, ending the two-year run by USC. Two MPSF women's records were added on day two, bringing the women's total to three in this year's championship. Arizona took down the 1600-meter relay record in 3:32.54, also a Dempsey Indoor Facility record. Amalie Iuel of USC broke the 10-year conference pentathlon record with a five-event total of 4,444 points.

On the men's side, USC won its first-ever MPSF title, after joining the conference last year. The Trojans collected 90.50 points, ahead of second-place BYU (82) and third-place UCLA (73). Three all-time meet records were broken on the men's side. The top-two miles, run by Washington's Izaic Yorks (3:53.89) and Stanford's Sean McGorty (3:53.95), were both meet and facility records, and were the top-two times in the nation this year. A second MPSF and facility men's record broken was in the 60-meter hurdles, behind a national-best from Oregon's Devon Allen (7.61).

The top highlight of the first day belonged to Oregon freshman Deajah Stevens, who broke the all-time MPSF and Dempsey Facility record in the women's 200-meter run in 23:14. The time took down one of the oldest records in the MPSF, when Arizona's Brianna Glenn set the standard in 2002, (23.40). along with the 2009 Dempsey record (23.44). Oregon's Hannah Cunliffe (23.24) and USC's Deanna Hill (23.35) also would have been credited with a meet record, coming in second and third. Each of the six women's events on day one were won by a different school.

On the women's side, five-time NCAA Champion Oregon is the nation's No. 1 ranked team (156.38 points). USC is 10th (72.19), and Washington is 17th (51.34). Oregon men rank second nationally (112.39), along with USC at No. 9 (63.50), Washington at No. 12 (55.20), and Stanford at No. 19 (40.96). Across the nation, the MPSF as a conference holds a No. 2 index rating for the men and No. 4 for the women. Rankings are as of February 22, 2016, provided by www.ustfccca.org and www.tfrrs.org.