Saturday April 5, 2014
Hayward Field, Eugene Oregon
Over the last two decades, track programs have changed their focus to develop a small group of elite athletes, versus fielding large teams that can be competitive across all 17 track and field events. It’s no wonder, then, that track and field fans get extra excited to attend the rare dual-meet at Hayward Field, as this format harkens back to the heyday of one-on-one matchups.
It’s safe to say that Oregon has adapted the new approach and has its superstars, but as a pleasant surprise, both the men’s and women’s team this year are deep in talent and can compete in every event. The Oregon men’s team won 15 events and the UO women won 16. This impressive feat shows that Oregon is a team to be reckoned with at Nationals this June 11-14.
The women of Oregon showed some great highlights with Laura Roesler winning the 800 meters in a meet [...]
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