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Men of Oregon Debut at No. 1

Feb 1, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – On the strength of four NCAA-leading performances at the Razorback Invitational, the Men of Oregon are the No. 1 team in the country with Monday's release of the USTFCCCA Rating Index. With five top-10 national marks of their own, the Women of Oregon check in at No. 13 after their season-opening weekend in Arkansas.
 
Only marks from this current indoor season are being used in calculating team rankings.
 
In addition to the four NCAA-leading marks, the Ducks reset their own collegiate record in the distance-medley relay (9:19.42) and established school records in the 60 meters by Micah Williams (6.56) and triple jump by Emmanuel Ihemeje (16.41m/53-10.25). The record-breaking DMR featured Cole Hocker, Luis Peralta, Charlie Hunter and Cooper Teare.
 
Newcomer Kemba Nelson led a 1-3-6 finish for the Women of Oregon in the 60 meters, stopping the clock in a time of 7.19 which is the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season. The Ducks picked up another top-five national mark from Mathilde Rey in the pentathlon. Her personal best of 4,182 points currently ranks fourth in the country.
 
Top-10 Marks in the NCAA (thru Jan. 30)
Men of Oregon
1 – Micah Williams, 60 meters – 6.56
1 – Charlie Hunter, mile – 3:54.54
1 – Cooper Teare, 3000 meters – 7:46.10
1 – Distance medley relay – 9:19.42
2 – Reed Brown, mile – 3:56.61
2 – Cole Hocker, 3000 meters – 7:46.44
2 – Emmanuel Ihemeje, triple jump – 16.41m/53-10.25
3 – Max Vollmer, heptathlon – 5,734 points
T9 – Rieker Daniel, 60 meters – 6.65
 
Women of Oregon
2 – Kemba Nelson, 60 meters – 7.19
4 – Mathilde Rey, pentathlon – 4,182 points
7 – Emily Sloan, 60m hurdles – 8.16
8 – Dominique Ruotolo, triple jump – 13.15m/43-1.75
T10 – Brianna Duncan, 60 meters – 7.30
 
The Razorback Invitational was the Ducks' first of three scheduled meets in Fayetteville, Ark., along with the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 12-13) and NCAA Indoor Championships (March 11-13).
 
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