Photos: Day one of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Posted by Ryan Kang, Michael Shaw, Andrew Seng, and Cole Elsasser on Wednesday, Jun. 11 at 9:28 pm.

In a day highlighted by Edward Cheserek’s win in the 10,000 meter, the first time a freshman has won the event since 1979, both the Oregon men and women’s track and field teams concluded the first day of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with plenty of performances that will add their overall team scores.

Jenna Prandini won the long jump, while Jillian Weir finished sixth in the women’s hammer throw. For the men, aside from Cheserek’s first place finish, both Trevor Dunbar and Parker Stinson finished fifth and eighth, respectively. The meet was marked by a slate of semifinal heats however, with Laura Roesler, Phyllis Francis, Mike Berry, and Prandini all advancing to the finals in their respective events.

Competition continues tomorrow, June 12, 2014, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon starting with the men’s decathlon 110 meter hurdles at 11 a.m. PST.

Competitors of the third heat in the men's decathlon 100 meter dash race towards the finish line. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Competitors of the third heat in the men’s decathlon 100 meter dash race towards the finish line. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The women's 3000m steeplechase get under way during day one of the championships. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

The women’s 3000m steeplechase get under way during day one of the championships. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

A wave of sand spews outwards during Oregon junior Dakotah Keys' jump in the men's decathlon long jump competition. Keys finished with a jump of 7.31 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A wave of sand spews outwards during Oregon junior Dakotah Keys’ jump in the men’s decathlon long jump competition. Keys finished with a jump of 7.31 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Memphis junior Pauls Pujats yells in disappointment after failing to clear the bar during his final attempt. Pujats finished the event in tenth place with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Memphis junior Pauls Pujats yells in disappointment after failing to clear the bar during his final attempt. Pujats finished the event in tenth place with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Penn State senior Brittney Howell lands in the sand pit during the women's long jump competition. Howell finished 19th with a jump of 6.10 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Penn State senior Brittney Howell lands in the sand pit during the women’s long jump competition. Howell finished 19th with a jump of 6.10 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas sophomore Johannes Hock sprints to the finish line in the men's decathlon 400 meter dash. Hock finished in third overall with a time of 49.48 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Texas sophomore Johannes Hock sprints to the finish line in the men’s decathlon 400 meter dash. Hock finished in third overall with a time of 49.48 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

UTSA junior Kole Weldon holds his shot put during the men's shot put competition. Weldon finished 18th with a throw of 18.68 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

UTSA junior Kole Weldon holds his shot put during the men’s shot put competition. Weldon finished 18th with a throw of 18.68 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon teammates talk to each other after failing to successfully hand-off the baton in the women's 4x100 meter relay. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon teammates talk to each other after failing to successfully hand-off the baton in the women’s 4×100 meter relay. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman decathlete Mitch Modin release the shot put during the shot put event in the mens decathlon. Modin finished the event in seventh place with a distance of 13.43 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon freshman decathlete Mitch Modin release the shot put during the shot put event in the mens decathlon. Modin finished the event in seventh place with a distance of 13.43 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Kansas State senior Devin Dick clears the bar during the men's decathlon high jump competition. Dick finished 13th with a height of 1.93 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Kansas State senior Devin Dick clears the bar during the men’s decathlon high jump competition. Dick finished 13th with a height of 1.93 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Georgia Tech junior Nikita Kirillov bends the pole during the pole vault competition. Kirillov finished tied for 13th with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Georgia Tech junior Nikita Kirillov bends the pole during the pole vault competition. Kirillov finished tied for 13th with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Georgia's Maicel Uibo competes as a sophomore in the decathlon. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

Georgia’s Maicel Uibo competes as a sophomore in the decathlon. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

BYU senior Joshua Weirich lands in the sand pit during the long jump event in the mens decathlon. Weirich finished the event in twentieth with a distance of 6.83 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

BYU senior Joshua Weirich lands in the sand pit during the long jump event in the mens decathlon. Weirich finished the event in twentieth with a distance of 6.83 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon junior Dakotah Keys fails to clear the bar during the men's decathlon high jump competition. Keys finished 9th with a final height of 2.02 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon junior Dakotah Keys fails to clear the bar during the men’s decathlon high jump competition. Keys finished 9th with a final height of 2.02 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Virginia Tech freshman Torben Laidig clears the bar during the men's pole vault competition. Laidig finished 15th with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Virginia Tech freshman Torben Laidig clears the bar during the men’s pole vault competition. Laidig finished 15th with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Georgia junior Garrett Scantling clears the bar during the high jump event in the mens decathlon. Garrett finished the event in fifth place with a heigh of 2.05 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Georgia junior Garrett Scantling clears the bar during the high jump event in the men’s decathlon. Garrett finished the event in fifth place with a heigh of 2.05 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Liz Brenner begins to throw the javelin during the women's javelin competition. Brenner finished 17th with a throw of 47.31 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore Liz Brenner begins to throw the javelin during the women’s javelin competition. Brenner finished 17th with a throw of 47.31 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Baylor senior Erin Atkinson throws the hammer in the women's hammer throw competition. Atkinson finished eighth with a throw of 63.01 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Baylor senior Erin Atkinson throws the hammer in the women’s hammer throw competition. Atkinson finished eighth with a throw of 63.01 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

James Harris of Florida State University looks down the track prior to the men's 400 meter race. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

James Harris of Florida State University looks down the track prior to the men’s 400 meter race. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Texas junior Ashley Spencer is assisted off the track after injuring her leg coming off the Bowerman Curve during the women's 400 meter dash. Spencer did not finish the race. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Texas junior Ashley Spencer is assisted off the track after injuring her leg coming off the Bowerman Curve during the women’s 400 meter dash. Spencer did not finish the race. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon freshman decathlete Mitch Modin claps after winning his heat race in the mens 100 meter event of the decathlon. Modin finished fifth overall in the event with a time of 10.84 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon freshman decathlete Mitch Modin claps after winning his heat race in the mens 100 meter event of the decathlon. Modin finished fifth overall in the event with a time of 10.84 seconds. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Virginia Tech senior Stephan Munz checks to see if he cleared the bar during the mens pole vault event. Munz finished the event in sixteenth with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Virginia Tech senior Stephan Munz checks to see if he cleared the bar during the mens pole vault event. Munz finished the event in sixteenth with a height of 5.40 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Ashlee Abraham of Ohio State University crosses the finish line during the women's 4x100 meter relay. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Ashlee Abraham of Ohio State University crosses the finish line during the women’s 4×100 meter relay. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

Oregon senior Laura Roesler makes her move around the outside of the pack during the final 200 meters of the women's 800 meter race. Roesler finished the event in first place with a time of 2:02.60. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon senior Laura Roesler makes her move around the outside of the pack during the final 200 meters of the women’s 800 meter race. Roesler finished the event in first place with a time of 2:02.60. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The first leg of the mens 4x100 meter relay takes off around the first turn. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The first leg of the mens 4×100 meter relay takes off around the first turn. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Kansas State senior Devin Dick lays on the mat in pain after injuring his leg on the previous attempt. Dick finished the event in thirteenth place with a height of 1.93 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Kansas State senior Devin Dick lays on the mat in pain after injuring his leg on the previous attempt. Dick finished the event in 13th place with a height of 1.93 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

BYU senior Joshua Weirich leaps off the runway during the long jump event in the mens decathlon. Weirich finished the event in twentieth with a distance of 6.83 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

BYU senior Joshua Weirich leaps off the runway during the long jump event in the mens decathlon. Weirich finished the event in 20th with a distance of 6.83 meters. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

USC senoir Viktor Fajoyomi chats with coach after missing two consecutive high jumps. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

USC senoir Viktor Fajoyomi chats with coach after missing two consecutive high jumps. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

The men's 10,000 meter finals gets under way. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

The men’s 10,000 meter finals gets under way. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

A sea of flags wave in the wind while runners in the men's 10,000 meter run race by. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A sea of flags wave in the wind while runners in the men’s 10,000 meter run race by. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek checks over his shoulder for second place as he starts his kick in the final 300 meters, and finishing the race with a 51.13 second final lap. Cheserek finished the race in first place with a final time of 28:30.18. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek checks over his shoulder for second place as he starts his kick in the final 300 meters, and finishing the race with a 51.13 second final lap. Cheserek finished the race in first place with a final time of 28:30.18. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Participants of the men's 10,000 meter run race near the west grandstands. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Participants of the men’s 10,000 meter run race near the west grandstands. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek crosses the finish line after finishing first in the men's 10,000 meter run. Cheserek finished with a time of 28:30.18. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek crosses the finish line after finishing first in the men’s 10,000 meter run. Cheserek finished with a time of 28:30.18. The University of Oregon hosts day one of the NCAA 2014 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 11, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)