Ducks Welcome Strong Field to Dellinger
EUGENE, Ore. – Three weeks removed from their season opener, the Oregon cross country teams are back in action Thursday evening for the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The home meet will be contested at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Springfield, Ore., with the men's 8K starting at 6 p.m. followed by the women's 6,000 meters at 6:40 p.m.
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Competing Teams: Oregon, Air Force, Arkansas (w), Boise State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Colorado State, Gonzaga (m), Idaho, Ohio State (w), Portland, San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Utah (w), Washington State
In Tuesday's release of the USTFCCCA national rankings, the Men of Oregon check in at No. 7 and the Women of Oregon are up to No. 24. The UO women began the season outside of the top 30 but have improved their standing in each of the past two releases.
Overall, the Dellinger Invitational will feature a combined eight teams ranked inside the top 25 with six other teams receiving votes in the national poll. The women's 6K is set to feature five top-25 teams and four others receiving votes.
Ranked Teams at Dellinger
No. 7 Oregon
No. 19 Portland
No. 25 Gonzaga
RV Air Force
RV Boise State
No. 4 Arkansas
No. 17 Boise State
No. 23 Oregon State
No. 24 Oregon
No. 25 Colorado State
RV Ohio State
RV San Francisco
Last Time Out
Reed Brown and Alessia Zarbo, both entered in Thursday's meet, picked up individual victories at the season-opening Lewis & Clark Opener (Sept. 1). The Men of Oregon placed four inside the top 10 with Brown, newcomer Caleb Brown (4th), Matt Wisner (8th) and Quincy Norman (10th) on their way to the team win.
Led by Zarbo, the Women of Oregon swept the top-nine spots at the Lewis & Clark Opener. The Ducks' top seven featured four newcomers in Malia Pivec (runner-up), Harper McClain (3rd), Anika Thompson (5th) and Dania Holmberg (6th).
Proof of vaccination or a negative test result will not be required for spectators to attend the Dellinger Invitational. Masks are always required while on the spectator shuttle regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required while outdoors but are encouraged where physical distancing is not possible.
Up Next: The Ducks hit the road for the Nuttycombe Invitational (Fri, Oct. 15) in Madison, Wis. Another group of Ducks will compete that same weekend at the Lewis & Clark Invitational (Sat, Oct. 16) in Lake Oswego, Ore.
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