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Oregon22 Welcomes 15 Ducks Back to Eugene

Jul 8, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. - With Friday's release of the official Oregon22 entry's list, the Ducks will have 15 past and recent standouts representing seven countries during the World Athletics Championships (July 15-24) at Hayward Field. This will mark the first time the global event has been held on U.S. soil.

Among the returning Ducks, Galen Rupp leads the way with his sixth appearance (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2022) at the World Championships and first in the marathon. Devon Allen is set to make his third overall appearance with Johnny Gregorek, Jessica Hull, Jenna Prandini, Raevyn Rogers and Jillian Weir competing at Worlds for a second time. Rogers won silver in the 800 meters during the 2019 World Championships in Doha. Prandini is also a past Worlds medalist, securing a silver with the United States' 4x100-meter relay in 2015.


The list of UO entries also includes four--Shana Grebo, Emmanuel Ihemeje, Kemba Nelson, Cooper Teare--that competed for the team during this past 2021-22 campaign. Nelson was the NCAA and Jamaican Championships runner-up at 100 meters. Teare, the U.S. champion at 1500 meters, turned pro following the 2021 cross country season.

United States
Devon Allen - 110m hurdles
Johnny Gregorek - 1500 meters
Alaysha Johnson* - 100m hurdles
Kyree King* - 4x100m relay
Sam Prakel - 1500m
Jenna Prandini - 200m
Raevyn Rogers - 800m
Galen Rupp - marathon
Cooper Teare* - 1500 meters

Jessica Hull - 1500 & 5,000 meters

Jillian Weir - hammer

Tristan James* - long jump

Shana Grebo* - 4x400m relay

Emmanuel Ihemeje* - triple jump

Kemba Nelson* - 100m & 4x100m relay

* - first appearance at World Championships

Full coverage of the 2022 World Athletics Championships will be presented across NBC networks and digital platforms. NBC Sports will broadcast 43 hours from Eugene with additional coverage on the USA Network and CNBC. The world feed of all competition sessions will stream live on Peacock.


Max Vollmer is set to represent his native Germany at the 27th Thorpe Cup held this weekend at the St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas. The Thorpe Cup is an international combined-events competition between Germany and the United States. The top five men's and top three women's scores are added together to determine the overall winners.

Vollmer, the three-time Pac-12 champion in the decathlon, established a lifetime best of 8,022 points this past April at the Bryan Clay Invitational. The Thorpe Cup decathlon begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and will be streamed on for the full weekend.

Any additions or updates to this list should be sent to Zach Lawson ( For more news and information about Oregon Track and Field, follow @OregonTF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.