Oregon track prepares for NCAA Championships in Eugene

Posted by Eddie Paskal on Sunday, May. 26 at 1:56 pm.

At the conclusion of the weekend, 29 Ducks in total qualified for the NCAA championships in Eugene next week, including all four relays that Oregon competed in at the qualifier in Austin, Texas.

The men’s 4×100 relay, which includes a trio of football players, were among the qualifiers for the NCAA championships. While Dior Mathis, Arthur Delaney, B.J. Kelley and De’Anthony Thomas finished fourth in their heat, they were able to advance to the NCAA’s based on time; they ran the sixth fastest time in school history.

The women’s 4×100 relay also qualified to run next week in Eugene after they finished second, relying heavily on strong performances by Laura Roesler and Francis Okodogbe.

The success continued throughout the weekend for Oregon as the men’s 4×400 relay also qualified for the NCAA Championships after running a season best 3:04.16. The Ducks were not only successful running in the short distance events, their success continued on to the distance events as well.

Jordan Hasay turned in a very impressive performance during her 5,000 meter qualifier and additionally Anne Kesselring and Becca Friday both advanced back to Eugene based on their times from the women’s 1500. Three Ducks also advanced on the men’s side from the 1500 including Mac Fleet and Chad Noelle.

Liz Brenner also made her presence known in Austin as she threw a PR in the javelin event with a distance of 160-10/49.03m on her third attempt which helped her finish seventh overall in the event.

The NCAA Championships begin on June 5 at Hayward Field in Eugene.