Oregon Track and Field is on a roll so far in 2013. The UW Invitational this past weekend had some nice highlights to the early season. Jordan Hasay set a record in the 3000 meters, and Johnathan Cabral set a record in the 60 meter hurdles. On Saturday Laura Roesler took the victory in the 800 meters against some solid professional competition. Her time of 2:04.66 was the third best for an indoor meet this season and fourth best overall this year.
In the Decathalon, won during the Olympic Trials, and the Olympic games by Oregon native Ashton Eaton, Oregon’s Dakota Keys proved solid in several events including tying his best 100meter hurdles at 8.36, and indoor best in the Pole Vault at 16-0.75, and the Sweet Home native came back from fourth place to win the event on Sunday.
Oregon also won the Distance Medley in 11:02.18 which leads the nation in 2013.
The Ducks now get a little break as they prepare for their next competition in split events on February 8th and 9th at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville Arkansas and Oregon will return to Washington State and the Husky Classic in Seattle.
According to the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association the Oregon Men are ranked 6th in the West Region, the Women place 2nd in the West Region. The latest poll will be released tomorrow and this page will be updated then to reflect that.
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon.