New U of O records for Prandini

WALNUT, Calif. — School leader, world leader, No. 2 NCAA performer all-time.

It was a quite a day for Jenna Prandini.

The Oregon junior won both the 100 and 200 meters in record-setting fashion on Saturday at the Mount SAC Relays.

Prandini’s time of 10.92 seconds in the 100 is a UO record and the fastest time in the world this season. It is also the second-fastest time ever by a collegian, only behind Dawn Sowell’s record of 10.78 set in 1989.

Prandini then followed with a time of 22.42 in the 200 to better her own UO record of 22.60. It is also a world-leading time.

“What she was able to go out and do is phenomenal,” Oregon coach Robert Johnson said. “I couldn’t be happier or prouder of her and coach (Curtis) Taylor and what they’re able to do together.”

Prandini’s previous best in the 100 was 11.11, and she moved ahead of English Gardner’s former record of 10.96 with her performance Saturday.

Coincidently, Gardner was in Prandini’s 100 heat at the Mt. SAC Relays but was disqualified after a false start.

Oregon sophomore Jasmine Todd finished fourth in 11.03 to move into third all-time.

“That’s an outstanding time for her as well,” Johnson said.

In the 200, former Duck standout Phyllis Francis finished second in 22.70 and Gardner was third in 22.74.

Prandini, Todd, Marybeth Sant and Sasha Wallace teamed up to finish fourth in the 4x100 relay in 43.79.

Wallace also competed in the 100 hurdlers but tripped over a hurdle and didn’t finish.

In the women’s hammer, former Duck Britney Henry finished third with a throw of 233 feet, 2 inches, and Oregon’s Jillian Weir was 10th with a season-best mark of 209-8.

In the men’s javelin, Oregon’s Sam Crouser finished third in 251-10.