USC Women Repeat; Oregon Men Win

MPSF 5000-meter Champion Aaron Nelson, Washington
Feb. 28, 2015

MPSF Full Championship Results

USC women repeated their MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championship at the University of Washington (Feb. 28), in just their second year of MPSF competition. The Trojans compiled a two-day total of 111 points, ahead of second-place Oregon (89) and third-place Arizona State (69.33). Highlighting USC on day two was the 4 X 400 meter relay team, who finished in an all-time meet and Dempsey Facility record 3:33.58. It took down the standard from 2012 by a little over one-tenth of a second. USC also picked up titles along the way from Dior Hall in the 60-meter hurdles (8.11), Alexis Faulknor in the long jump (20-5.25), and Deanna Hill in the 200-meter (23.51).

On the men's side, the Oregon Ducks won their second title, and first since 2008. They compiled a two-day total of 95, above USC (88.5) and Arizona State (70). Oregon was highlighted by the 3000-meter champion Jeramy Elkaim, who finished in 7:48.48, along with the winning distance medley relay team who also contributed a winning 10 points in 9:27.02. That time was just a quarter of a second off the meet record. Arizona State's Bryan McBride took down one of the oldest MPSF records, leaping to a winning 7'-5" and breaking the 1996 standard by Oregon's Chris Nelson.

Five combined new MPSF meet records were set over the two day championship:

Women:

Weight Throw: Ida Storm (UCLA); 73' 6" (also facility record)

4 X 400 Relay: USC; 3:33.58 (also facility record)

60-meter: Jenna Prandini (Oregon); 7.19

Men:

Weight Throw: Conor McCullough (USC); 77'-05.25" (also facility record)

High Jump: Bryan McBride (Arizona State); 7'-5"