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Former Mount Si athlete breaks college record

Despite an inadequate cinder track surface and limited spring practice days, there have been quite a few track and field athletes to emerge from Mount Si High School. One of them left the Wildcats' den, picked up a hammer and threw it farther than any female in University of Oregon history - not once, but twice.

Jordan Sauvage, or as some in the Valley may remember, Jordan McDaniels, is a tried and true athlete. Her chosen event is the hammer throw, although she still tosses the discus.

Sauvage opened the season with a personal best throw of 188 feet, 3 inches in the Oregon Preview, four feet more than her previous personal record. The throw also landed her in the record books for the Ducks, besting the previous record of 186 feet, 6 inches set in 2000 by Maureen Morrison.

"I had been throwing real well in practice and I'm much stronger than I was last year," said Sauvage, from her Eugene, Ore. digs. "I've been able to obtain more speed in my throw. And because I've been throwing for a while, I've been able to focus on smaller details of my technique. It was my first meet with a mark. Three weeks previous, we had a little icebreaker where I fouled all three by stepping out of the ring unintentionally. So, it was a relief to actually get a fair mark, let alone a new record."

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