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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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