Photos: Outdoor track and field — Oregon opens outdoor season with heat in Oregon Preview

Posted by Ryan Kang on Saturday, Mar. 22 at 5:06 pm.

The Ducks are locked and loaded heading into the outdoor track and field season. Oregon is going into the season with two championship trophies from the  2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, upsetting the field as neither team were ranked first. Head coach Robert Johnson was honored as the 2014 Division I NCAA Indoor Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year. Oregon athlete Edward Cheserek was named the 2014 Division I NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and is the first freshman to win the award. Phyllis Francis set a new American record, collegiate indoor record and set the fastest time in the world for 2014 in the 400 meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a winning time of 50.46. Laura Roesler just replaced Jordan Hasay as the most decorated Track and Field All-American in Oregon history by earning a total of 15 medals throughout her career at Oregon. 

The Ducks are headed to San Diego, Calif., for a three-day event at the San Diego Invitational from March 27 to March 29.

Oregon redshirt senior Sarah Penney leads the pack of runners in the women's 800 meter run. Penney finished third with a final time of 2:08.44. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt senior Sarah Penney leads the pack of runners in the women’s 800 meter run. Penney finished third with a final time of 2:08.44. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Ryan Hunter-Simms readies himself to throw the discuss in the men's discus throw competition. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Ryan Hunter-Simms readies himself to throw the discuss in the men’s discus throw competition. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior Johnathan Cabral runs down the fourth lane in the men's 110 meter hurdles competition. Cabral finished in first place with a final time of 13.77 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior Johnathan Cabral runs down the fourth lane in the men’s 110 meter hurdles competition. Cabral finished in first place with a final time of 13.77 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rachel Orr from Utah State leaps over the bar in the women's high jump competition. Orr finished tied for fourth with a final height of 1.67 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rachel Orr from Utah State leaps over the bar in the women’s high jump competition. Orr finished tied for fourth with a final height of 1.67 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Ryan Hunter-Simms gets ready to throw the shot putt in the men's shot putt competition. Hunter-Simms finished second with a final throw of 16.92 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Ryan Hunter-Simms gets ready to throw the shot put in the men’s shot put competition. Hunter-Simms finished second with a final throw of 16.92 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lauren Johnson (2) and Aisha Praught (1) from Nike OTC Elite lead the pack in the women's 2000 meter steeplechase. Johnson did not finish the race while Praught finished first with a final time of 6:26.72. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Lauren Johnson (2) and Aisha Praught (1) from Nike OTC Elite lead the pack in the women’s 2000 meter steeplechase. Johnson did not finish the race while Praught finished first with a final time of 6:26.72. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Unattached runner Jackson Darland runs through the splash of water during the men's 2000 meter steeplechase. Darland finished eighth with a time of  6:01.34. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Unattached runner Jackson Darland runs through the splash of water during the men’s 2000 meter steeplechase. Darland finished eighth with a time of 6:01.34. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt freshman Cameron Acosta throws the javelin in the men's javelin throw competition. Acosta finished eighth with a final throw of 53.42 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt freshman Cameron Acosta throws the javelin in the men’s javelin throw competition. Acosta finished eighth with a final throw of 53.42 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nathaniel van Tuinen from Western Washington lands in the sand in the men's long jump competition. Van Tuinen finished in first place with a final distance of 6.94 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nathaniel van Tuinen from Western Washington lands in the sand in the men’s long jump competition. Van Tuinen finished in first place with a final distance of 6.94 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt sophomore Matt Hidalgo clears the pole vault in the men's pole vault competition. Hidalgo finished tied for first with a final height of 5.00 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt sophomore Matt Hidalgo clears the pole vault in the men’s pole vault competition. Hidalgo finished tied for first with a final height of 5.00 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt freshman Brittany Mann launches the shot put in the women's shot putt competition. Mann set a new record and finished first with a final throw of 16.27 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt freshman Brittany Mann launches the shot put in the women’s shot put competition. Mann set a new record and finished first with a final throw of 16.27 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A group of runners come out of the Bowerman Curve in the men's 3000 meter run. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A group of runners come out of the Bowerman Curve in the men’s 3000 meter run. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Marcus Chambers finishes off the men's 4x100 meter relay to win first place with a time of 40.46 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Marcus Chambers finishes off the men’s 4×100 meter relay to win first place with a time of 40.46 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Jordan McCann from Gonzaga and Kelsi Schaer from Oregon State begin the women's 800 meter run. McCann finished thirteenth with a final time of 2:17.90 and Schaer finished ninth with a final time of 2:13.23. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Jordan McCann from Gonzaga and Kelsi Schaer from Oregon State begin the women’s 800 meter run. McCann finished thirteenth with a final time of 2:17.90 and Schaer finished ninth with a final time of 2:13.23. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt sophomore Daphne Chambers gets ready to throw her shot put. Chambers finished sixth with a final throw of 11.68 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon redshirt sophomore Daphne Chambers gets ready to throw her shot put. Chambers finished sixth with a final throw of 11.68 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Grant Schultz from Washington State clears the high jump in the men's high jump competition. Schultz finished eighth with a final height of 1.97 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Grant Schultz from Washington State clears the high jump in the men’s high jump competition. Schultz finished eighth with a final height of 1.97 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Annie Whitfield launches the javelin during the women's javelin throw. Whitfield finished fifth with a throw of 43.56 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Annie Whitfield launches the javelin during the women’s javelin throw. Whitfield finished fifth with a throw of 43.56 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior Josh Melu readies himself to land in the sand in the men's long jump competition. Melu finished fourth with a final jump of 6.80 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior Josh Melu readies himself to land in the sand in the men’s long jump competition. Melu finished fourth with a final jump of 6.80 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Kara Hallock from Lane Community College lands in the sand in the women's long jump competition. Hallock finished fifth with a final jump of 5.39 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Kara Hallock from Lane Community College lands in the sand in the women’s long jump competition. Hallock finished fifth with a final jump of 5.39 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on March 22, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)