Hasay breaks Pac-12 10K record
STANFORD, Calif. - Oregon's Jordan Hasay shattered Pac-12 and school records in the women's 10,000 meters Sunday night at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.
Hasay finished sixth overall and second among collegians in 32:06.64. She was the top American finisher in a field of professionals and elite college runners.
Iowa State's Betsy Saina won in 31:37.22, followed by professionals Obare Doricah in 31:44.92, Ayumi Hagiwara in 31:45.29, Kim Smith in 31:46.37 and Marisol Guadalupe Romero in 31:46.43. Hasay was next followed by Wichita State's Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton in 32:07.20.
Hasay, a senior from Arroyo Grande, Calif., snapped the Oregon school record that had stood for nearly three decades. She bettered the mark of 32:43.81 set by Kathy Hayes in 1984. She also beat the Pac-12 record set last season by California's Deborah Maier, 32:12.47.
Not only did Iowa State's Saina win the race, but she did so in the third fastest time in NCAA history. Hasay then followed with the fourth fastest time in NCAA history in a :40 personal best.
Also for the Ducks on Sunday, Parker Stinson had his best showing at 5,000 meters. The junior from Austin, Texas, finished 17th overall, but was fifth among collegians in 13:31.70. That was a :27 personal best that also ranked No. 8 in school history.
Earlier on Sunday, Patrick Todd, a senior transfer from Virginia, finished sixth in his heat of the 1,500 meters in a season best 3:41.09, while sophomore Colby Alexander placed sixth in his 1,500 section in a personal best 3:44.99.