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Symmonds' personal best good for third.

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Oregon Track Club Elite's Nick Symmonds set a personal best of 1 minute, 43.76 seconds in the 800 meters last Saturday with a third-place performance at IAAF World Challenge track and field meet in Rieti, Italy.

Kenyan David Rudisha, who lowered the pending world record in the 800 to 1:41.09 last week in Berlin, further reduced the all-time best with a winning mark of 1:41.01.

Elsewhere, Salem's Ryan Bailey crushed his PR in the 100 with a second-place finish in 9.88 as five runners were clocked under 10 seconds.

Jamaica's Nesta Carter took first at 9.78, which equaled Tyson Gay's seasonal best set in London, making him the fourth-fastest man of all-time.

Bernard Lagat set an American record in the 3,000 with a second-place time of 7:29.00, just behind winner Tariku Bekele, of Ethiopia, at 7:28.99. The previous U.S. record of 7:30.84 was set by Bob Kennedy in 1988.

OTC Portland's Chris Solinsky continued his record-setting season with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 at 7:34.32, a personal best and the fifth-fastest time ever by an American.

Barner added to Hornung list for most versatility

Oregon running back and kick returner Kenjon Barner has been added to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, a new honor for the nation's most versatile player.

Barner had 1,553 all-purpose yards for the Ducks as a redshirt freshman last fall, ninth all-time in school history. He set a UO record with 1,020 kickoff return yards.

Barner was not on the original watch list of 48 players but was added Monday. Among the other candidates is Oregon State receiver and returner James Rodgers.

UO's Hildahl wins second Amateur Public Links title

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Oregon golfer Kate Hildahl won her second PNGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship on Sunday by 11 strokes.

Hildahl, a senior, shot a tournament low 2-under 70 to take a lead after the first day, then fired a 77 on Sunday at Lake Padden Golf Course.
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Title Annotation:Track-Field
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Aug 31, 2010
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