Oregon Track and Field: Sprinter Cravon Gillespie Commits


The 2016 NCAA Track and Field Championships are next week at Hayward Field, but the team is always pushing toward the future and picked up a big commitment on Wednesday.

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Mt. San Antonio College Sprinter Cravon Gillespie announced he had committed to Sprint for the Oregon Ducks.. A member of the Class of 2017, Gillespie has speed on his side. According to 247Sports, Gillespie ran a 10.04 personal best in the 100 meters, which bested current Oregon Ducks Track and Field Star Devon Allen, who is having the season of his life following a football injury in 2015

Cravon Gillespie also has football in his background and played both Cornerback and Wide Receiver. Right now, it appears that Track and Field will be his focus at the University of Oregon, but similar to Allen, also a two sport star, the possibility of returning to the gridiron for Gillespie is not known.

In his Sophomore season at Mt San Antonio he also set a 20.20 mark in the 200 meter. As a Freshman last season his set a 400 meter at 51.78 seconds.

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Next week 28 Oregon athletes will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships from June 8th-11th at Historic Hayward Field. Autzen Zoo will have Coverage all four days of the event.