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Ducks Host Oregon Twilight on Friday

May 6, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – In its final meet before the postseason, the Oregon track and field team will host the Oregon Twilight Friday at Hayward Field. Field events begin at 2:45 p.m. (PT) while running events start at 6 p.m. The program will also feature a Senior Day recognition, slated for a 7 p.m. start.
 
Oregon Twilight – Friday, May 7
Hayward Field (Eugene, Ore.)
Live Stream | Live Results
 
The Field
Oregon, Adams State, Alaska Anchorage, Bushnell, BYU, Eastern Oregon, Furman, Lane CC, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Pacific U, Portland, Portland State, Southern Oregon, Utah, Villanova, Warner Pacific, Washington State, Western Oregon
 
Bowerman Trio Holds Steady
As announced Thursday (May 6), the UO trio of Cole Hocker, Charlie Hunter and Cooper Teare continued its run on The Bowerman Watch List. All three men are entered in Friday's loaded field for the McChesney 1,500 meters. NCAA 60-meter champions Micah Williams and Kemba Nelson are both receiving votes in the latest update to the men's and women's watch lists.
 
Ducks in the NCAA Top 10
Oregon enters the weekend with 13 top-10 national performances, five of which came from last weekend at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Ariz. Heading into Friday's 1,500 meters, Cole Hocker leads the NCAA in the 5,000 meters at 13:19.98 and ranks fifth nationally in the 800 meters (1:46.60).
 
Men
100 Meters – 3. Micah Williams – 10.03*
800 Meters – 5. Cole Hocker – 1:46.60
800 Meters – 10. Charlie Hunter – 1:47.21
5,000 Meters – 1. Cole Hocker – 13:19.98*
5,000 Meters – 2. Cooper Teare – 13:20.24
4x100m Relay – 7. Micah Williams/Gaston Bouchereau/Rieker Daniel/Xavier Nairne – 39.02*
High Jump – 5. Ben Milligan – 2.25m/7-4.5*
Decathlon – 6. Max Vollmer – 7,695 points*
 
Women
100 Meters – 3. Kemba Nelson – 11.08*
200 Meters – 4. Kemba Nelson – 22.79*
5,000 Meters – 10. Carmela Cardama Baez – 15:36.41
10,000 Meters – 8. Carmela Cardama Baez – 32:57.01
4x100m Relay – 3. Jadyn Mays/Kemba Nelson/Jasmin Reed/Danyel White – 42.97
 
* - leads the Pac-12; UO also leads the conference in the men's 200 meters (Micah Williams – 20.47) and women's long jump (Alysah Hickey – 6.47m/21-2.75)
 
In the Rankings
For a second-consecutive week, the Men of Oregon are the No. 3 team in the country in this week's release (May 3) of the USTFCCCA national poll. The Ducks are the top-ranked team from the Pac-12, just ahead of No. 4 USC. In the women's poll, Oregon is down a spot to No. 13 in the nation and third among conference schools behind No. 5 USC and No. 12 UCLA.
 
Once a Duck…
Nine past UO standouts are scheduled to compete Friday at the Oregon Twilight including school-record holders Devon Allen and Jasmine Todd. The 110-meter hurdles will feature Allen and Johnathan Cabral, both Olympians from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
Men
Devon Allen – 110m Hurdles
Johnathan Cabral – 110m Hurdles
Marcus Chambers – 400 Meters
Grant Grosvenor – 800 Meters
Chris Stubbs – 100 Meters
Daniel Winn – 1,500 Meters
 
Women
Susan Ejore – 800 Meters
Kylee O'Connor – 400 Meters
Jasmine Todd – 100 Meters, Long Jump
 
Updating the UO Top 10
The Ducks added five top-10 programs during last weekend's meets at the OSU High Performance in Corvallis and Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Ariz. Among those listed, Lauri Paredes is scheduled to compete Friday. Collectively, the Men and Women of Oregon have added 23 top-10 program marks during the outdoor campaign.
 
Men's 100 Meters
#3 - Micah Williams - 10.03
 
Men's 200 Meters
#10 - Jacoby McNamara - 20.66 (was already 10th, just improved PR)
 
Women's 100m Hurdles
#3 - Emily Sloan - 13.04
 
Women's 4x100m Relay
#7 – Jadyn Mays/Kemba Nelson/Jasmin Reed/Danyel White - 42.97
 
Women's Javelin
#5 - Lauri Paredes - 51.76m/169-9
 
Postseason Schedule
May 14-16 – Pac-12 Championships (Los Angeles, Calif.)
May 26-29 – NCAA West Preliminary (College Station, Texas)
June 9-12 – NCAA Championships (Eugene, Ore.)
 
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