EUGENE – A pair of school records highlighted a cold, wet experience for the Aggies at the Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational in Hayward Field on Saturday as they collected a total of 16 wins. The No. 3 A&M women handed the No. 2 Ducks a rare defeat, 201 to 181, while the No. 1 A&M men fell short of No. 4 Oregon, 194.5 to 180.5, in front of 5,367 fans.
In defeating Oregon for the women’s title it marks the first loss by the Ducks since 2008, when Minnesota topped Oregon by one point.
Washington finished third with 146 while Washington State placed fourth with 138 points in the women’s competition. Behind Oregon and A&M in the men’s competition, Washington State scored 165.5 points while Washington put together 129.5 to place third and fourth.
Shelbi Vaughan broke her own school record in the discus with an impressive toss of 193 feet, 4 inches (58.93), which won the event by over 40 feet. Vaughan improved upon her A&M record of 188-8.
Henry Lelei improved his school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on the way to setting a world-leading time for 2013 with his 8:32.91 victory. He broke the meet record of 8:40.91 set in 1996 by Oregon’s Daniel Das Neves.
Lelei lowered his previous A&M record of 8:38.90 from last season while lowering the previous world-leading time for 2013 of 8:33.74 set by Youcef Abdi of Australia in Melbourne earlier on April 6.
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