Photos: Oregon outdoor track and field hosts Oregon Twilight during downpour

Posted by Ryan Kang, Andrew Seng, and Michael Shaw on Friday, May. 9 at 10:59 pm.

Historic Hayward Field played host to the final home meet of the season for Oregon track and field with the running of the Oregon Twilight meet Friday night. Featured at the meet were both current and former Oregon athletes who put up strong performances despite the rainy weather. The headliner was the return of decathlete Ashton Eaton, who competed at Hayward for the first time since setting his world record in the decathlon back at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Nike OTC Elite athlete Ashton Eaton yells out as he crosses the finish line during the men's 110 meter hurdles. Eaton finished first with a time of 13.47 seconds, setting a new meet record. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Ashton Eaton yells out as he crosses the finish line during the men’s 110 meter hurdles. Eaton finished first with a time of 13.47 seconds, setting a new meet record. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon Track Club runner Harun Abda takes his victory lap after placing first overall in the men's 800 meter race with a time of 1:47.33. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon Track Club runner Harun Abda takes his victory lap after placing first overall in the men’s 800 meter race with a time of 1:47.33. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Chris Mulverhill competes in the men's 3000 meter steeplechase. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Chris Mulverhill competes in the men’s 3000 meter steeplechase. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Cyrus Hostetler throws the javelin during the men's javelin competition. Hostetler finished first with a throw of 80.28 meters, setting a new meet record. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Cyrus Hostetler throws the javelin during the men’s javelin competition. Hostetler finished first with a throw of 80.28 meters, setting a new meet record. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Various schools round their first lap in the men's 1500 meter race. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Various schools round their first lap in the men’s 1500 meter race. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton leaps over the high bar in the women's high jump competition. Theisen-Eaton finished first with a jump of 1.78 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton leaps over the high bar in the women’s high jump competition. Theisen-Eaton finished first with a jump of 1.78 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Portland senior Kent Nowak competes in the first heat of the men's 800 meter race. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Portland senior Kent Nowak competes in the first heat of the men’s 800 meter race. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon seniors Mike Berry, Phyllis Francis and Chizoba Okodogbe race to the finish line during the recognition ceremony for University of Oregon seniors. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon seniors Mike Berry, Phyllis Francis and Chizoba Okodogbe race to the finish line during the recognition ceremony for University of Oregon seniors. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Coastal Track Club runner Declan White leads the pack of runners during the men's 1500 meter run. White finished second with a final time of 3:46.94. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Coastal Track Club runner Declan White leads the pack of runners during the men’s 1500 meter run. White finished second with a final time of 3:46.94. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite runner Ashton Eaton hands off the baton to teammate Elijah Greer during the men's 4 x 400 meters relay. Nike OTC Elite finished first with a final time of 3:08.03, setting a new meet record. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite runner Ashton Eaton hands off the baton to teammate Elijah Greer during the men’s 4 x 400 meters relay. Nike OTC Elite finished first with a final time of 3:08.03, setting a new meet record. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Benjamin Borton, 7, of Hood River crosses the line at the end of the children's half lap race. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Benjamin Borton, 7, of Hood River crosses the line at the end of the children’s half lap race. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Willamette University sophomore Taylor Ostrander leads two other competitors in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase. Ostrander finished in third with a time of 10:40.86. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Willamette University sophomore Taylor Ostrander leads two other competitors in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase. Ostrander finished in third with a time of 10:40.86. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite 4x400 meter relay team takes a victory lap after winning the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:08.03. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite 4×400 meter relay team takes a victory lap after winning the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:08.03. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton readies herself to throw the javelin in the women's javelin competition. Theisen-Eaton finished sixth with a final throw of 43.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton readies herself to throw the javelin in the women’s javelin competition. Theisen-Eaton finished sixth with a final throw of 43.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

UO Running Club sophomore Shane Callan smiles as he finishes the last leg of the men's 4 x 100 meter relay after both Willamette and Oregon dropped their batons. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

UO Running Club sophomore Shane Callan smiles as he finishes the last leg of the men’s 4 x 100 meter relay after both Willamette and Oregon dropped their batons. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Lauren Johnson runs down the final stretch of the women's 1500 meter run. Johnson finished first with a time of 4:16.97. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Lauren Johnson runs down the final stretch of the women’s 1500 meter run. Johnson finished first with a time of 4:16.97. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Senior Laura Roesler hugs her coach as the seniors are honored during the final regular season meet of the season. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Senior Laura Roesler hugs her coach as the seniors are honored during the final regular season meet of the season. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore T.J. Brassil competes in the men's shot put. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore T.J. Brassil competes in the men’s shot put. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

The pack of runners race down the track during the women's 1500 meter run "B" section. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The pack of runners race down the track during the women’s 1500 meter run “B” section. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Athlete Catherine Street fails to clear the bar in the women's pole vault competition. Street finished first with a final height of 4.10 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Athlete Catherine Street fails to clear the bar in the women’s pole vault competition. Street finished first with a final height of 4.10 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The shadows of the participants of the men's 1500 meter invitational run by the spectators on the track. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The shadows of the participants of the men’s 1500 meter invitational run by the spectators on the track. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior Ron Perkins throws the shot put during his event. Perkins finished in third place with a final distance of 15.53 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon junior Ron Perkins throws the shot put during his event. Perkins finished in third place with a final distance of 15.53 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Delta Gamma's Kelsey Deltman gets ready to run the first leg of the mixed 4 x 100 meter Greek relay. Delta Gamma finished sixth with a final time of 58.06 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Delta Gamma’s Kelsey Deltman gets ready to run the first leg of the mixed 4 x 100 meter Greek relay. Delta Gamma finished sixth with a final time of 58.06 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Freshman Benjamin Thiel comes off the Bowerman Curve during the mens 400 meters hurdles. Thiel finished the race in first with a time of 53.57 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Freshman Benjamin Thiel comes off the Bowerman Curve during the mens 400 meters hurdles. Thiel finished the race in first with a time of 53.57 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Speedlab athlete Travis Thompson runs through the rain during the men's 800 meter run. Thompson finished ninth overall with a time of 1:50.94. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Speedlab athlete Travis Thompson runs through the rain during the men’s 800 meter run. Thompson finished ninth overall with a time of 1:50.94. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Willamette University sophomore Hannah Bressler falls into the water during the women's 3000 meter steeplechase. Bressler finished eight with a time of 11:07.68. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Willamette University sophomore Hannah Bressler falls into the water during the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase. Bressler finished eight with a time of 11:07.68. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Freshman Madelayne Varela leaves the ground as she competes in the triple jump event. Varela finished the event in third with a distance of 11.20 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Freshman Madelayne Varela leaves the ground as she competes in the triple jump event. Varela finished the event in third with a distance of 11.20 meters. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Ashton Eaton speak with the media following the men's 110 meter hurdles. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Nike OTC Elite athlete Ashton Eaton speak with the media following the men’s 110 meter hurdles. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 9, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)