Oregon's Hasay, Acosta advance to NCAAs

EUGENE — Jordan Hasay, A.J. Acosta and Matthew Centrowitz were among the Ducks who advanced this weekend to the NCAA track and field championships.

Oregon's contingent for Iowa was determined at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, held Thursday through Saturday at historic Hayward Field. The championships will be held June 8-11 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Hasay was runner-up in both the 5,000 meters and the 1,500 meters, qualifying her for the championships in both events. Oregon teammate Becca Friday also advanced in the 1,500.

Centrowitz ran the men's 1,500 meters in 3:42.23 to qualify, followed by Acosta in 3:44.68.

The Ducks will send 13 women and 11 men to Iowa, as well as two women's relay teams.

"We looked at this as a qualifying meet. We weren't going to do anything heroic, it was just about going out and qualifying," Oregon coach Vin Lananna said.

Both the women's 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams advanced.

Oregon's Amber Purvis qualified earlier in the meet for the women's 100 meters, but injured her hamstring. Lananna said he expects she'll be able to run in the championships.

Freshman English Gardner also qualified in the 100 meters. Fellow freshman Laura Roesler and sophomore Anne Kesserling both qualified Friday in the 800 meters.

Elijah Greer advanced to Iowa in the men's 800.

Oregon State's Laura Carlyle qualified in the 5,000 meters. She is the first Beaver to go to the championships since the school reinstated its women's track program in 2004.

It was just the second time Carlyle competed in the event this season.

"It was a big step," Oregon State coach Kelly Sullivan was quoted on the Beavers' website. "It was a little stressful this week waiting for it, and she just showed how savvy she is and looked like she felt pretty good. So we're happy."

University of Portland junior Jared Bassett qualified for championships in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS — At Marion, Ind., James Johnstone reached All-American status to give Southern Oregon University five All-Americans overall on the final day of the NAIA Track and Field National Championships.

Johnstone finished fifth in the steeplechase with a time of 9 minutes, 5.36 seconds.

Also competing Saturday for the Raiders, Max Perry finished 13th in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 9.75 inches, Summer Cano finished 14th in the 5,000 with a time of 18:09.25 and Holly Haga finished 20th in the women's discus with a throw of 91-7 and David Laney took 15th in the 5,000 with a time of 15:04.30.

FLORIDA 7, OREGON 0 — At Gainesville, Fla., No. 11 Oregon capped its season with a loss to No. 3 Florida in the second and deciding game of the Super Regional at Pressly Stadium.

Entering the game as the national leader in slugging and homers, the Gators banged out eight hits while All-SEC freshman team pitcher Hannah Rogers tossed a shutout to send the SEC East Division champions to next week's eight-team Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

Making their second Super Regional trip in as many years, the Ducks were held scoreless for only the fifth time this season, and first time since mid-April's 5-0 and 2-0 losses vs. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year Jolene Henderson of California.

The Gators scored once in the second and third innings, then added two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth.

At the plate for Oregon, four hitters hit safely once — freshmen Courtney Ceo (1-for-3) and Alexa Peterson (1-for-2) and sophomores Kaylan Howard (1-for-3) and Allie Burger (1-for-2).

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