Former local prep runners fare well

SEATTLE — Three former local prep standouts had strong performances on Day 2 of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at Dempsey Indoor Facility Saturday.

Ashland's Matt Miner, Crater's Jack Galpin and Rogue River's Cole Watson contributed to a runner-up finish by the Oregon men.

Miner, a redshirt senior who transferred from Dartmouth, ran his first sub-4-minute mile, placing third. His time was 3 minuts, 59.01 seconds. Stanford's Michael Atchoo won in 3:57.14. He was followed by teammate Tyler Stutzman in 3:58.85.

Jack Galpin, a sophomore from Crater, won his 400 heat in an indoor personal best 48.15. The time was sixth overall. Oregon teammate Mike Berry won in 46.86. Galpin also ran the first leg on the winning 4x400 relay.

Watson, a junior, finished 11th in the 3,000 meters in 8:11.65. He was Oregon's top finisher. Stanford's Todd Wakefield won in 8:02.06.

Also for the Ducks, Elijah Greer ran the fastest men's 800 in the nation this season, while the Oregon women won the 60, 400, 800 and 3,000 and the 4x400 relay to claim their third team title in four years.

The women won with 112 points. Arizona State was second with 96.

Greer, a junior from Lake Oswego, broke the 800 meet record in an indoor personal best 1:46.73. It broke the 1999 MPSF meet record of 1:47.07 set by Olympian Bernard Lagat of Washington State and was the second fastest ever at Oregon, trailing another Olympian, Andrew Wheating, who ran 1:46.36 in 2010.

The Duck men placed second with 102 points. ASU won with 125.5.

Dakotah Keys won the heptathlon with three PRs on Saturday, scoring 5,753 points. It was the third best score in school history and moved the sophomore from Sweet Home to seventh nationally.

OREGON STATE 5, SAN DIEGO STATE 0 — At San Diego, Andrew Moore limited San Diego State to two hits in 81/3 innings and No. 6 Oregon State its record to 7-0 for the first time since the 2007 season and third time under head coach Pat Casey.

In going for the series sweep today, OSU has a chance to be 8-0 for the first time since 1962. That club went 18-0 to begin the season en route to a 26-6 record and a berth in the NCAA Western Regional in Santa Clara, Calif.

Moore threw 102 pitches, 68 of which went for strikes, and did not issue a walk while striking out two. He allowed a two-out double to Jake Romanski in the second and a single to Tim Zier in the seventh.

Moore (2-0) retired 13 straight batters in between.

The Oregon State pitching staff has two straight shutouts and has held the Aztecs scoreless for the last 21 innings. OSU's team ERA for the series is 0.33. The club's ERA for the season, meanwhile, dropped to 1.14.

The back-to-back shutouts are the school's first since the 2006 College World Series, when OSU defeated Rice, 5-0 and 2-0, respectively.

Dylan Davis extended his hitting streak to five games, going 3-for-4. The sophomore is 8-for-19 (.421) during the streak.

OREGON 6, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 1 — At Eugene, Tommy Thorpe of No. 14 Oregon pitched scoreless ball for seven innings.

Thorpe (2-0) held LMU (3-3) to just four hits in a career-high seven innings and struck out a career-best six. The sophomore didn't allow a base runner past second base.

The Ducks managed just two hits, getting a clutch two-out, two-run single from Ryon Healy in a three-run third inning. J.J. Altobelli added a bunt single for the Ducks in a three-run seventh inning.

Oregon (5-1) reached base six times on hit batsmen and twice on walks, all by LMU starter Trevor Mcgill (1-1).

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