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Ducks Host Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday

Sep 22, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon cross country teams will run on their home course Friday as hosts of the 2022 Bill Dellinger Invitational at the Pine Ridge Golf Club in Springfield. The men's 8K starts at 11 a.m. (PT), followed by the women's 6,000 meters at 11:45 a.m. The meet will be streamed by RunnerSpace.
Fan parking and a free shuttle to the course will be available at Willamette Leadership Academy. Drop off will be at the Pine Ridge main clubhouse. Shuttles will run continuously starting at 9 a.m.
Friday's schedule of events in the community also include the Dellinger Trail dedication ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the West D Boat Ramp in Springfield and the Hayward Field Welcome Party at 6:30 p.m. Fans can enter the facility at the southeast gates (across from the fire station on Agate St.). The night will include a welcome from head coach Jerry Schumacher and a movie beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Along with the Ducks, the 15th running of the Dellinger Invitational will also feature Cal State Fullerton, Lewis & Clark, Oregon State (w), Portland, Portland State, Texas (w), UC Davis, UCLA and Washington State.
The Women of Oregon head into Friday's race as the No. 16 team in the country and the UO men are receiving votes in the latest USTFCCCA poll. The Dellinger Invitational is just the second meet of the season for the Ducks, and the first featuring a relatively squad.
At the Lewis & Clark Opener (Sept. 1), the Ducks swept the team titles with a team of five on each side. Melissa Berry and Harper McClain finished within a second of each other to lead the women to a sweep of the top-five spots. On the men's side, newcomer Giuliano Scasso finished second overall and was the top collegian.
First run in 2006, the Dellinger Invitational is named for legendary UO head coach Bill Dellinger who led the Men of Oregon to four NCAA team titles and 12 top-three national finishes. A storied athlete on his own accord, Dellinger was twice an NCAA champion for the Ducks, a three-time Olympian and the 1964 Olympic bronze medalist in the 5,000 meters.
Up Next
The Ducks travel out of the state for the first time this season for the Nuttycombe Invitational (Oct. 14) in Madison, Wis.
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