Split Weekend in Corvallis, Tucson
EUGENE, Ore. – Two weeks before the start of the postseason, the Oregon track and field team will send split squads to two meets this weekend with the OSU High Performance in Corvallis and the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Ariz.
The High Performance meet (April 29-30) will feature members of the Ducks' women's distance, throws and multi-event groups while the UO sprints crew will run Saturday at the Desert Heat Classic.
How to Follow
OSU High Performance (April 29-30) – Live Results | Meet Schedule
Desert Heat Classic (April 30) – Live Results | Meet Schedule
Having added four top-15 national marks at the Oregon Relays, the Men of Oregon were up to a season-high No. 5 in Monday's release of the USTFCCCA rating index. The UO men are up eight spots from last week's rankings. The Women of Oregon check in at No. 9, continuing their five-week run inside the top 10 to start the outdoor campaign.
How We Rank
Through the first month of the outdoor season, the Ducks have collected 27 top-25 national marks with NCAA-leading efforts from Micah Williams (9.83) in the 100 meters and Emmanuel Ihemeje (17.00m) in the triple jump. Three weeks ahead of host the Pac-12 Championships, UO has also picked up 13 league-leading marks.
Five of those conference leaders—Williams (100m), Jadyn Mays (200m), Shana Grebo (400mH) and both 4x100-meter relays—are scheduled to compete this weekend at the Desert Heat Classic.
At the end of the qualifying window, the top 48 declared individuals—24 for relays—in the region move on to the NCAA West Preliminary (May 25-28) in Fayetteville, Ark. The top 12 from each region advance to the 2022 NCAA Championships in Eugene.
The Ducks continued to re-write the program's records book with seven additions—including three top-five performances—from their efforts at the Oregon Relays. Tori Sloan (OSU High Performance) and the men's 4x100-meter relay (Desert Heat) are scheduled to compete this weekend.
#3 – Ty Hampton, javelin – 77.08m/252-10
#4 – Ryan Mulholland/Micah Williams/Will Mundy/Xavier Nairne – 38.83
#5 – Reed Brown, 1500m – 3:36.44
#7 – Tori Sloan, high jump – 1.81m/5-11.25
#7 – Jaida Ross, discus – 53.15m/174-4
#9 – Malia Pivec, steeplechase – 10:13.22
#10 – Izzy Thornton-Bott, 1500m – 4:13.75
Good Things Happen in Threes
Reed Brown (1500 meters), Aneta Konieczek (steeplechase) and Ty Hampton (javelin) all posted top-five NCAA performances at Oregon Relays and, subsequently, all earned Pac-12 Athlete of the Week honors. Reed and Konieczek swept men's and women's track accolades while Hampton was the top men's field performer.
The World is Watching
The World Athletics Championships are coming to the United States for the very first time, bringing the world's best to compete at Hayward Field in Eugene. WCH Oregon22 (July 15-24) will cap an incredible season of track and field in Eugene, a slate that also features the Pac-12 Championships (May 13-15), Nike Prefontaine Classic (May 27-28), NCAA Championships (June 8-11) and the USATF Championships (June 23-26).
The Ducks are back home May 6 for the Oregon Twilight to close out the regular season. Single-meet and season tickets for the UO home schedule, plus all-session and single-day tickets for the Pac-12 and NCAA Championships, are currently on sale. Click HERE or call 800-WEBFOOT (932-3668) to purchase.
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