EUGENE — Astoria’s Laura Bobek contributed points to another conference championship for the Oregon women’s track team, which captured the Pac-12 title Sunday at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene.

While the Oregon men won their sixth straight conference crown, the Women of Oregon were victorious for the fourth year in a row.

The men became just the second school in league history to win six conference titles in a row, and the first to do it in nearly 50 years. USC was the last team to accomplish that, winning eight straight from 1957 to ’64. For the women, Oregon is just the second school to win four titles in a row, joining UCLA, which won eight straight from 1997 to 2004.

On the women’s side, the Ducks scored 200.5 points to top second-place Stanford, and five of those points belonged to Bobek, who took fourth in the discus with a personal best throw of 170 feet, 6 inches.

Anna Jelmini of Arizona State won the event with a toss of 193-4.

Oregon’s sophomore from Astoria is now tied for seventh on the Ducks’ career list of all-time best throws.

In Sunday’s event, Bobek’s first throw traveled 165-5, followed by a 165-0, before she uncorked her personal best with her third throw.

In the shot put, Bobek finished just out of the points by placing ninth with a best of 45-0 1/2.

Now it’s on to the NCAA West Preliminary Round, May 24 to 26 in Austin, Texas.

UO Women’s All-time marks

Discus

1. Quenna Beasley, 180-9 (1985)

2. Mary Etter, 179-7 (2003)

3. Cora Aguilar, 174-7 (1986)

4. Karen McDonald, 173-8 (1981)

5. Yvette Brown, 172-2 (1987)

6. Stephanie Smith, 171-9 (1990)

7. Laura Bobek, 170-6 (2012)

7. Heidi Fisk, 170-6 (1999)

9. Lucy Cridland, 170-4 (2009)

10. Katie McKeever, 169-9 (2002)

Shot Put

1. Bree Fuqua, 53-11.25 (2005)

2. Quenna Beasley, 53-1.5 (1983)

3. Cora Aguilar, 51-1.5 (1986)

4. Yvette Brown, 50-5.25 (1987)

5. Mary Etter, 49-11.25 (2002)

6. Julie Beck, 49-10 (1993)

7. Rita Santibanez, 48-10.75 (2009)

8. Chris Cvitanich, 48-5.5 (1997)

9. Carrie Albano, 48-4.5 (1980)

10. Laura Bobek, 47-8 (2012)

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