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Ducks Host Oregon Relays, Welcome USATF Grand Prix

Apr 22, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – As part of its third home weekend of the season, the Oregon track and field team will host the Oregon Relays beginning Friday afternoon at Hayward Field. The meet will also feature the USATF Grand Prix as part of the organization's Journey to Gold series.
 
Day one of the Oregon Relays begins at 2:45 p.m. (PT) with the women's discus and running events are slated to start at 6 p.m. with the women's 400-meter hurdles. The opening day will close out with loaded invitational fields for the 1,500 and 5,000 meters. In a bit of a homecoming, several past UO standouts are set to return to Hayward Field; full list below.
 
How to Follow
Oregon Relays (April 23-24)
Live Stream: RunnerSpacesubscription required
Live Results: FlashResults
 
USATF Grand Prix (April 24)
Live Stream: USATF.tv – 1-2 p.m.
Watch: NBCSN/Peacock – 2-4 p.m.
Live Results: FlashResults
 
Start Lists: Oregon Relays x USATF Grand Prix | Meet Schedule
 
Friday Spotlight
Ducks in the Invitational 5,000 Meters –
Women: Carmela Cardama Baez, Alessia Zarbo, Hannah Reinhardt, Moira O'Shea, Caramia Mestler
Men: Cooper Teare, Cole Hocker, Jackson Mestler, James West, Jack Yearian
 
Last time out, the Ducks combined for six wins at the dual-host West Coast Classic. Kemba Nelson (100m) and Jackson Mestler (3,000m SC) each posted NCAA top-10 performances in their respective wins. Nelson posted a winning time of 11.18 in Tucson while Jackson Mestler stopped the clock in 8:44.84 to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Full list of Ducks in the NCAA top 10 is below.
 
Ducks in the NCAA Top 10
MEN
100 meters – 10. Xavier Nairne – 10.20
800 meters – 2. Cole Hocker – 1:46.60
800 meters – 8. Luis Peralta – 1:47.55
1,500 meters – 10. Cole Hocker – 3:38.99
3,000m SC – 4. Jackson Mestler – 8:44.84
4x100m relay – 7. Williams/Bouchereau/Daniel/Nairne – 39.02
High jump – 3. Ben Milligan – 2.25m/7-4.5
Decathlon – 4. Max Vollmer – 7,695 points
WOMEN
100 meters – 6. Kemba Nelson – 11.18
200 meters – 4. Kemba Nelson – 22.79w
10,000 meters – 7. Carmela Cardama Baez – 32:57.01
3,000m SC – 9. Aneta Konieczek – 9:59.42
 
Through the first four weeks of their outdoor campaign, the Men of Oregon are ranked sixth in the most recent USTFCCCA poll while the Women of Oregon check in at No. 13 nationally.
 
Playing with the Pros
Charlie Hunter (800m), Kemba Nelson (100m) and Emily Sloan (100mH) are all scheduled to compete Saturday during the USATF Grand Prix. Prelims of the women's 100 meters start at 1:15 p.m. (PT) with the men's 800 at 3:25 p.m. and the 100-meter hurdles to follow at 3:33 p.m.
 
#ProDucks competing at Oregon Relays/USATF Grand Prix
MEN
Cravon Gillespie – 100m
Marcus Chambers – 400m
Johnny Gregorek – 1,500m
Eric Jenkins – 1,500m
Sam Prakel – 1,500m
Damarcus Simpson – long jump
WOMEN
Hannah Cunliffe – 100m
Jenna Prandini – 100m
Phyllis Francis – 400m
Susan Ejore – 800m
Raevyn Rogers – 800m
Alli Cash – 1,500m
Jessica Hull – 5,000m
Chaquinn Cook – triple jump
 
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