Day 1 of NCAAs Features Men of Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – For the first time since 2018, the Oregon track and field team welcomes the nation's best to the Pacific Northwest for this week's NCAA Championships. The four-day meet begins Wednesday at Hayward Field with an alternating competition schedule for the men and women.
The Ducks enter the meet with 24 national entries—15 for the men, nine for the women—and a pair of top-10 nationals rankings. For a third-consecutive week, the Men of Oregon check in at No. 2 while the UO women tie their season-high position at No. 8 in the poll.
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Day one—the opening of the men's competition—will include a scoring opportunity for the Ducks with Dalton Rasmussen in the javelin and the start of the decathlon for Max Vollmer in his second national appearance. On the track, the UO men will compete in semifinal heats in six events looking to advance to finals on Friday. The women's competition begins Thursday.
Day 1 – Semifinals
5:02 p.m. – 4x100-meter relay (TBD)
5:16 p.m. – 1,500 meters (Brown, Hocker, West)
5:32 p.m. – 3,000m steeplechase (Mestler)
6:16 p.m. – 100 meters (Williams)
6:44 p.m. – 800 meters (Hunter, Peralta)
7:00 p.m. – 400m hurdles (Harvey)
In addition to television coverage on ESPN2 and ESPNU, the multi-event competitions and field events will have dedicated streams available through ESPN3. The broadcast team will feature Dwight Stones, Dan O'Brien, John Anderson and Jill Montgomery.
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In the most recent update of The Bowerman watch list, the UO distance pair of Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare maintain their spots on the 10-man release. Hocker and Teare both qualified for the 5,000 meters with Hocker also entered in the 1,500 meters. Men's semifinalists for the award will be announced Thursday, June 17.
Kemba Nelson (sprints) appeared in Tuesday's release of the women's watch list as one of four receiving votes while Emmanuel Ihemeje (triple jump) is receiving votes for the men's list.
This year marks the 17th time the NCAA Championships have been held in Eugene, and first since 2018 at Historic Hayward Field. Including this season, Hayward Field will serve as the host site for the NCAA Championships in six of the next seven years.
Oregon has won a combined 10 NCAA outdoor team titles with seven on the men's side and three for the women. Four of those 10 have been won under head coach Robert Johnson (men: 2014-15; women: 2015, '17).
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