Photos: Oregon track and field — Day one of Oregon Relays at Hayward Field

Posted by Michael Arellano and Nate Barrett on Friday, Apr. 19 at 6:40 pm.
Oregon runner Joe Holvey competes in the men's 1,500 meter run, as he went on to finish in seventh place with a time of 4:01.85. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon runner Joe Holvey competes in the men’s 1,500 meter run, as he went on to finish in seventh place with a time of 4:01.85. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon's Lauren Crockett clears the bar during the women's high jump. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon’s Lauren Crockett clears the bar during the women’s high jump. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon's Alyssa Monteverde celebrates with the home-field crowd at Hayward Field after placing first in the women's 100 meter hurdles, setting a new personal record in the process with a time of 13.41 seconds. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon’s Alyssa Monteverde celebrates with the home-field crowd at Hayward Field after placing first in the women’s 100 meter hurdles, setting a new personal record in the process with a time of 13.41 seconds. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Junior Jonz Olander  (Southern Oregon University) reacts to having placed 1st in the 400 meter dash, beating out OTC Elite's Tyler Mulder. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Junior Jonz Olander (Southern Oregon University) reacts to having placed 1st in the 400 meter dash, beating out OTC Elite’s Tyler Mulder. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Portland State's Tony Crisofulli bursts out of the starting blocks amidst his competition during the men's 800 meter run. (Taylor Wilder/Freelance)

Portland State’s Tony Crisofulli bursts out of the starting blocks amidst his competition during the men’s 800 meter run. (Taylor Wilder/Freelance)

Snohomish runner Amy-Eloise Neale reacts in despair after she fell face-first into the water midway through the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase. Neale went on to finish third in the event with a time of 10:37.32. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Snohomish runner Amy-Eloise Neale reacts in despair after she fell face-first into the water midway through the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase. Neale went on to finish third in the event with a time of 10:37.32. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Gresham high school senior Haley Crouser throws the Javelin during the first day of the Oregon Relays. Crouser, who officially committed to the Ducks earlier this year, placed first in women's javelin with a 49.33m throw. Crouser is holds the national record for high school women's javelin. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Gresham high school senior Haley Crouser throws the Javelin during the first day of the Oregon Relays. Crouser, who officially committed to the Ducks earlier this year, placed first in women’s javelin with a 49.33m throw. Crouser is holds the national record for high school women’s javelin. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Oregon's Ron Perkins looks on as his shot crashes into the dirt during the men's shot put event . (Turner Maxwell/Freelance)

Oregon’s Ron Perkins looks on as his shot crashes into the dirt during the men’s shot put event. (Turner Maxwell/Freelance)

Oregon athlete Ryan Hunter-Simms prepares for his next throw during the men's shot put event. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon athlete Ryan Hunter-Simms prepares for his next throw during the men’s shot put event. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Universal Athletics runner Jasmine Gill checks her results on the scoreboard after competing in the women's 800 meter run. (Taylor Wilder/Freelance)

Jasmine Gill checks her results on the scoreboard after competing in the women’s 800 meter run. (Taylor Wilder/Freelance)

Oregon Running Club's Beau Armstrong rests on the fence after competing in the men's 1,500 meter run, and the inscription on his right arm displays his solidarity with the city of Boston after the week's tragic events there. "After I heard what happened at the Boston Marathon…I wanted to show my respects to all the people that were killed or hurt," Armstrong noted, "and I'm glad I did it." (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon Running Club’s Beau Armstrong rests on the fence after competing in the men’s 1,500 meter run, and the inscription on his right arm displays his solidarity with the city of Boston after the week’s tragic events. “After I heard what happened at the Boston Marathon … I wanted to show my respects to all the people that were killed or hurt,” Armstrong noted, “and I’m glad I did it.” (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Chris Maag of the Oregon Running Club bursts out of the starting blocks with his baton as he competes in the men's 4 x 100 meter relay. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Chris Maag of the Oregon Running Club bursts out of the starting blocks with his baton as he competes in the men’s 4 x 100 meter relay. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The treelines that frame Hayward Field are beautifully illuminated by a setting sun during the high school girls' distance medley event, as the pack rounds turn one. The American flag flew at half staff during the Relays on Friday, a somber reminder of the ongoing terror events that brought the city of Boston to a standstill. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The tree lines that frame Hayward Field are beautifully illuminated by a setting sun during the high school girls’ distance medley pack rounds Turn one. The American flag flew at half staff during the Relays on Friday, a somber reminder of the ongoing terror events that brought the city of Boston to a standstill. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

An osprey brings it mate a fish at their nest on top of one of Hayward Field's stadium lights. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

An osprey brings it mate a fish at their nest on top of one of Hayward Field’s stadium lights. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)