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  • TRACK AND FIELD

    Oregon reaps top awards

  • WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Oregon sprinter Jenna Prandini, hurdler Devon Allen and head coach Robert Johnson were honored with Pac-12 Conference track and field awards Tuesday.
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  • WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Oregon sprinter Jenna Prandini, hurdler Devon Allen and head coach Robert Johnson were honored with Pac-12 Conference track and field awards Tuesday.
    Prandini was named the women's track athlete of the year as well as the field athlete of the year, Allen was awarded the men's newcomer of the year and Johnson was tabbed both the men's and women's coach of the year.
    Prandini won three individual Pac-12 titles and an NCAA title. The sophomore earned the Pac-12 Championships women's athlete of the meet after accounting for 32 of her team's 176 total points. She captured league titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump, breaking the meet record in the 200, becoming only the fourth woman in conference history to win at least three titles.
    She went on to capture the NCAA title in the long jump and was second in the 200 and third in the 100 for a meet-leading 24 points.
    Allen set a Pac-12 record in the 110-meter hurdles while winning the NCAA championship in 13.16 seconds. His time was an NCAA meet record and the second-fastest in NCAA history. At the Pac-12s, he was second in the 110 and 400 hurdles.
    Johnson repeated as the men's and women's coach of the year. Both teams won Pac-12 titles, while the men claimed the NCAA crown and the women were third.
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