Friday, April 22, 2011

Felnagle wins 5000; Oregon frosh Michael Berry from Seattle runs down ex-Seahawk WR Kent in 200m...

EUGENE--Bellarmine Prep HS and North Carolina grad Brie Felnagle from Tacoma ran to victory in the women's 5000 meter run as day one of the two-day Oregon Relays meet concluded under windy conditions at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Felnagle, who ran a road mile on Sunday in Boston, steadily pulled away to earn the victory, stopping the clock in 15:43.87, almost nine seconds ahead of 2009 world championship team member and Penn State grad Bridget Franek, who ran 15:52.81.

Courtesy of media partner, here is the video of Felnagle's 5000-meter race.

In the men's 200 meter dash, Oregon freshman Michael Berry (center/photo courtesy University of Oregon), the 2010 state champ at 400 meters from Seattle's Rainier Beach HS, came from behind to overtake Oregon grad and former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Jordan Kent.

Kent, a three-sport letterwinner at Oregon (football, basketball, track) who was cut by the St. Louis Rams after his stint with the Seahawks, charged off the turn in the lead, but was run down by the younger Berry over the last 15 meters, winning in 21.10 to Kent's 21.26.

"I got out kind of slow but my last 120 meters were pretty good," said Berry. "I wanted to PR today but I got pretty close. I need to start out on the race better."

Washington freshman triple jumper Kasen Covington rode a 2.4 meter-per-second tailwind to a third place finish, jumping 51-0 (15.54m).

Seattle Pacific's Brittany Aanstad placed second in the women's javelin, throwing the spear 148-8 (45.31m).

The meet resumes Saturday beginning at 11 am, with a full slate of events.

Complete results from the Oregon Relays are available here.

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