EUGENE, Ore. – The U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded with a Stanford highlight: Kori Carter, class of ’13, earned a berth on her first U.S. national team.

Carter’s third-place finish in the women’s 400-meter hurdles ensured passage to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing (Aug. 22-30). The 2014 U.S. champ and 2013 NCAA champ qualified for a major international meet — the World Championships or Olympics — for the first time.

The day also was notable for being the final race in a Stanford uniform for fifth-year seniors Jessica Tonn and Erik Olson. Tonn, third in the recent NCAA Championships, placed 17th in the women’s 5,000 in 16:02.71. Olson, a five-time All-America, was 19th in the men’s 5,000, in 14:17.46.

Garrett Heath ’09, a former Cardinal star and assistant coach, was fourth in the 5,000 in 13:51.61.

The meet was notable in several ways for Stanford’s current athletes as well: Two sophomores placed among the top 10 in the U.S. senior championships, four Cardinal advanced to the Pan Am Junior Championships as top-two finishers among U.S. juniors. Among them was Harrison Williams, who won the decathlon and nearly set a national record.

On Saturday, Stanford’s Dylan Duvio placed ninth in the men’s pole vault at 17-8 1/2, and Valarie Allman was 10th in the women’s discus at 184-1. Summer Pierson ’00 was fourth in the same discus competition.

Allman, fifth at NCAA’s, was competing in her third U.S. senior championships and has improved her placed each year, from 15th in 2013, to 12th last year. This was Duvio’s first U.S. senior championship meet. Duvio was third at the NCAA championships.

In the women’s junior 400 on Saturday, Olivia Baker was third and qualified for the Pan Am Junior 4×400 relay team. Baker’s time of 53.28 was a Stanford freshman record and moved her up from No. 8 to No. 6 on Stanford’s all-time list. It broke the frosh mark of 53.83 set by Keisha Gaines in 2004. It also was a season best for Baker by 0.84 seconds.

In the men’s junior 3,000 steeplechase, freshman Steven Fahy placed second in 9:15.58 to earn passage to the Pan Am meet in Edmonton (July 31-Aug. 2).

On Friday, Williams won the junior decathlon with a score of 8,001 points, the third-highest in U.S. junior history and finished within 17 points of the U.S. record. He’ll have a chance break it in Edmonton.

Also Friday, Lena Giger was second in the junior women’s hammer, with a toss of 185-6, to advance to the Pan Ams.

 

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U.S. Championships
At Hayward Field, University of Oregon

Stanford results

Sunday

Men
5,000 final – 1, Ryan Hill (Nike/Bowerman) 13:50.69; 4, Garrett Heath ’09 (Brooks) 13:51.61; 19, Erik Olson (Stanford) 14:17.46.
Women
5,000 final – 1, Nicole Tully (Hoka/NYAC) 15:06.44; 17, Jessica Tonn (Stanford) 16:02.71.
400 hurdles final – 1, Shamier Little (Texas A&M) 53.83; 3, Kori Carter ’13 (Brand Jordan) 54.41.

Saturday

Men
Pole vault final – 1, Sam Kendricks (Nike) 18-10 ¼ (5.75m); 9, Dylan Duvio (Stanford) 17-8 ½ (5.40m).
Women
400 hurdles semifinals – Heat 1; 3, Kori Carter ’13 (Brand Jordan) 55.89, advanced to final.
Discus final – 1, Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Nike/NYAC) 207-0 (63.09m); 7, Summer Pierson ’00 (unattached) 190-0 (57.93m); 10, Valarie Allman (Stanford) 184-1 (56.12m).

Friday

Women
400 hurdles first round – Heat 1; 1, Kori Carter ’13 (Brand Jordan) 56.42, advanced to semifinals.

Thursday

Men
1,500 first round – Heat 1; 7, Sean McGorty (Stanford) 3:49.94 (25th), did not advance. Heat 2; 6, Michael Atchoo ’14 (Strava Track) 3:46.08 (12th), did not advance.
10,000 final – 1, Galen Rupp (Nike Oregon Project) 28:11.61; 7, Chris Derrick ’12 (Nike/Bowerman) 28:31.75; 13, Brendan Gregg ’11 (Hansons-Brooks) 28:52.16; 22, Jacob Riley ’11 (Hansons-Brooks) 29:53.10.
Women
800 first round – Heat 2; 6, Claudia Saunders (Stanford) 2:07.33 (27th), did not advance.
10,000 final – 1, Molly Huddle (Saucony) 31:29.20; 12, Sara Bei Hall ’05 (Asics) 34:03.25.
Shot put final – 1, Michelle Carter (Nike/NYAC) 65-8 ¼ (20.02m); 4, Jillian Camarena-Williams ’04 (Nike/NYAC) 61-4 ¾ (18.71m).

World Championship qualifiers – Kori Carter ’13 (women’s 400 hurdles).

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U.S. Junior Championships

Saturday

Men

1,500 final – 1, Blake Haney (Oregon) 3:58.16; 3, Grant Fisher* (unattached) 3:58.77; 7, Patrick Perrier (Stanford) 4:01.61; 11, Blair Hurlock (Stanford) 4:06.21.
3,000 steeplechase final – 1, Bailey Roth (unattached) 9:08.70; 2, Steven Fahy (Stanford) 9:15.58.
Women
400 final – 1, Kendall Ellis (USC) 52.32; 3, Olivia Baker (Stanford) 53.28.
Pole vault final – 1, Sara Kathryn Stevens (Texas A&M) 13-9 ¼ (4.20m); 8, Kaitlyn Merritt* (unattached) 13-5 ¼, 4.10m); 15, Nicole Summersett* (unattached) 12-5 ½ (3.80m).
Triple jump final – 1, Chineme Obikudu (Texas-Arlington) 42-7 (12.98m); 5, Marisa Kwiatkowski (Stanford) 40-4 1/4w (12.30m).

Friday
Men
Decathlon
Final score — 1, Harrison Williams (Stanford) 8,001.
First day (Thursday) – 100: 10.78 (910 points); Long jump: 23-1 ¾ (PR; 7.05m; 826); Shot put: 44-8 (13.61m; 704); High jump: 6-5 ½ (1.97m; 776); 400: 48.56 (882). First-day total: 4,098.
Second day (Friday) – 110HH: 14.06 (967); Discus: 133-3 (40.61m; 677); Pole vault: 16-6 ¾ (5.05m; 926); Javelin – 168-1 (51.23m; 607); 1,500 – 4:32.85 (726). Second-day total: 3,903.

Shot put final –
1, John Maurins (Wake Forest) 71-10 ¼ (21.90m; American junior record; meet record); 8, Tristen Newman (Stanford) 62-6 ½ (19.06m).
Women
400 first round — 4, Olivia Baker (Stanford) 54.45 (advanced to final).
Shot put final – 1, Raven Saunders (Southern Illinois) 55-9 ¾ (17.01m); 9, Lena Giger (Stanford) 47-6 ¼ (14.48m).
Hammer final – 1, Haley Showalter (unattached) 185-8 (56.61m); 2, Lena Giger (Stanford) 185-6 (56.55m).

Thursday

Men
1,500 first round – Heat 1; 3, Patrick Perrier (Stanford) 3:53.40, advanced to final; Heat 2; 3, Grant Fisher* (unattached) 4:00.09, advanced to final; 6, Blair Hurlock (Stanford) 4:02.23, advanced to final.

* incoming freshman

Pan Am Junior Championship qualifiers
Men – Steven Fahy (3,000 steeplechase), Harrison Williams (decathlon)
Women – Olivia Baker (4×400), Lena Giger (hammer).

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