Friday was the third day of competiton at the 2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships and had some dramatics for both teams for the University of Oregon. Finishing the day, the Oregon Men had a substantial 56-28 point lead for the team title over Florida. The Oregon Women held a slim two point lead. On the track the events of the day started for Oregon in the high jump and continued on the outside track with Jenna Prandini, Mike Berry, Laura Roesler, and Edward Cheserek.
Prandini would finish in third place in the 100 meters by one one-thousandth of a second, Berry would place second at the finish line in the Men’s 400 meters and Edward Cheserek would push for the lead in the 5000 meters on the final turn but come in second. The big story of the day was Senior Laura Roesler winning the 800 meter title after almost falling down midway through the race. With a big lead for the Oregon Men the Women’s team chance at a title could come down to the final race on Saturday.
The final day of competition has more Oregon Ducks contenders than Friday. Every event on Saturday is a title and for an individual National Championship. The day starts for the Oregon Ducks with Sam Krauser in the Javelin and concludes with the Women’s 4×400 final, which will be the final race for Senior Lauren Roesler who won the individual Women’s 800 meter title on Friday evening at Hayward Field.
AutzenZoo will have Coverage throughout the day, including hourly reports from Hayward Field as the Oregon Men and Women continue to push toward team National Titles to end the Outdoor Track and Field season.