Jenna Prandini, in breakout day as collegian, helps lead Oregon to Pac-12 track title

Jenna Prandini, shown here displaying her five state gold medals won in track and field at Clovis High, is proving to be golden at NCAA power Oregon as well.

Jenna Prandini, in the highlight of her young college career, won the 100-meter dash and scored in two other events while helping power Oregon to the Pac-12 women’s track and field championship last weekend at USC’s Locker Stadium and Cromwell Field.

And Alyssa Monteverde assisted, also.

Prandini, a redshirt freshman from Clovis coming off a leg injury last year, won the 100 (11.46 seconds), ran a leg on a winning 400 relay (43.81) and placed third in the 200 (23.33).

That means she accounted for 18.5 of the Ducks’ 139 points as they captured a fifth-straight Pac-12 title. Trailing were Arizona (123), Arizona State (110.33), UCLA (87.33), Stanford (86.50) and USC (81).

Monteverde, a redshirt freshman from Clovis West, placed fifth in the 100 high hurdles (13.45).

Oregon’s men also ran away with its seventh consecutive conference crown.

Prandini leaned at the tape to clip UCLA’s Kyle Price (11.48) in the 100.

Prandini was a five-time state gold medalist in high school and remains the Central Section record-holder in the 100 at 11.34. She also owns section standards in the 200 (23.75) and triple jump (41-9 3/4).

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