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Ducks Take on World U20 Championships

Aug 1, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – The busy global calendar for the sport of track and field with the World Athletics U20 Championships (Aug. 1-6), beginning Monday in Cali, Colombia. Five members of the Ducks' 2022 team will compete along with three signees scheduled to represent their countries over the next six days.
 
Oregon at WU20 Cali 22
Ella Clayton (CAN) – 400m, 4x100 & 4x400 pool
Mine de Klerk (RSA) – shot put, discus
Matthew Erickson (CAN) – 800m, 1500m
Harper McClain (USA) – 5,000m, steeplechase
Katriina Wright (FIN) – 400m, 4x100 & 4x400 pool
 
Mine de Klerk was a double medalist at last year's World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and is the reigning champion in the shot put. She also won silver in the discus.
 
Ella Clayton was a double champion at the Bell Canadian Track & Field Championships, sweeping the women's U20 200- and 400-meter titles. Fellow Canadian and rising UO sophomore Matthew Erickson won the men's U20 800 and 1500 meters and also helped Team BC finish first in the U20 4x400-meter relay.
 
At the USATF U20 Championships at Hayward Field, Harper McClain won the 3,000-meter steeplechase by more than three seconds, and was third in the 5,000 meters. Katriina Wright was fifth at the Pac-12 Championships over 400 meters in a lifetime best of 52.60 and, earlier in the season, won bronze with the Ducks' distance-medley relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
 
UO Signees at WU20 Cali 22
Sylvia Chelangat (KEN) – 400m, 4x400 pool
James Harding (NZL) – 800m
Lily Jones (USA) – 4x100 pool
 
The World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22 will be streamed live in a number of territories on the WA YouTube and Facebook channels. Action from each session will be shown. The live stream will not be available in all territories. Fans can also follow the timetable and results HERE.
 
UO Competition Schedule at WU20 Cali 22
^ - requires advancement | * - UO signee
All times Pacific
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
7:40 a.m. | Women's shot put – qualification
                Mine De Klerk (RSA)
 
7:45 a.m. | Men's 1500 – heats
                Matthew Erickson (CAN)
 
8:20 a.m. | Women's 3KSC – heats
                Harper McClain (USA)
 
1:00 p.m. | Women's discus – qualification
                Mine De Klerk (RSA)
 
2:20 p.m. | Mixed 4x400 – heats
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
7:35 a.m. | Women's 400 – heats
                Sylvia Chelangat (KEN)*
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
1:16 p.m. | Women's shot put – final^
                Mine De Klerek (RSA)
 
2:50 p.m. | Mixed 4x400 – final^
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
3:00 p.m. | Women's 400 – semifinals^
                Sylvia Chelangat (KEN)*
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
3:14 p.m. | Women's discus – final^
                Mine De Klerk (RSA)
 
3:55 p.m. | Men's 1500 – final^
                Matthew Erickson (CAN)
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
8:05 a.m. | Men's 800 – heats
                Matthew Erickson (CAN)
                James Harding (NZL)*
 
1:00 p.m. | Women's 4x100 – heats
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Lily Jones (USA)*
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
3:20 p.m. | Women's 3KSC – final^
                Harper McClain (USA)
 
3:40 p.m. | Women's 400 – final^
                Sylvia Chelangat (KEN)*
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
8:40 a.m. | Women's 4x400 – heats
                Sylvia Chelangat (KEN)*
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
1:50 p.m. | Men's 800 – semifinals^
                Matthew Erickson (CAN)
                James Harding (NZL)*
 
3:30 p.m. | Women's 4x100 – final^
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Lily Jones (USA)*
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
2:16 p.m. | Men's 800 – final^
                Matthew Erickson (CAN)
                James Harding (NZL)*
 
2:25 p.m. | Women's 5,000 – final^
                Harper McClain (USA)
 
3:20 p.m. | Women's 4x400 – final^
                Sylvia Chelangat (KEN)*
                Ella Clayton (CAN)
                Katriina Wright (FIN)
 
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