Oregon Track and Field: Jenna Prandini Leaves Ducks, Signs With PUMA


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The Oregon Women’s Track and Field team will enter next season missing a key piece. Former Oregon Athlete Jenna Prandini, who made a name for herself this summer at the NCAA and US Track and Field Championships made the decision earlier this week to hang up her Oregon Uniform and sign a professional contract with PUMA

according to ESPN


Prandini took the NCAA Championship in the 100 meters and the US Track and Field Championship in the 200 meters earlier this year at Hayward Field in Eugene. She did not have the same luck at the World Championships in Beijing and failed to qualify for the 200 meter final.

According to the Fresno Bee, she has made the decision to forgo her Senior season with the University of Oregon and go pro according to her father Carlo Prandini who said his daughter will finish out three classes and will live and train in Eugene.

"She has three classes to take (to graduate), so she will still live and train (in Eugene) next year.Carlo Prandini (to the Fresno Bee) on his daughter Jenna going pro."

I would fully expect Prandini to continue her career and push toward being back on Hayward Field for the 2016 US Track and Field Olympic Trials running from July 1st-10th in Eugene.

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