January 30, 2023

EUGENE, Arch.— Two weeks into the season opener, the Oregon track and field team is continuing its 2023 indoor campaign, beginning Thursday with the first day of the Texas Tech Open & Multis in Lubbock, Texas. The Ducks will also send members of their distance squad to Seattle for the two-day UW Invitational.

The pentathlon and the first day of the heptathlon will be held at the Texas Tech meeting on Thursday. The Ducks’ sprinters, jumpers and throwers will also be there this weekend in Lubbock. In addition to its individual entries at the UW Invitational, Oregon will host its distance medley relays Friday night in Seattle.

Texas Tech Open & Multis (Lubbock, Texas) – Aug. 26-28 January
Regard (Friday and Saturday) | live results

UW Invitation (Seattle, Wash.) – Aug. 27-28 January
Watch | live results

women in flight

With the initial release of the USTFCCCA rankings released Monday, the Oregon women are the No. 14 team in the country. The UO women carry six national top-15 marks, including an NCAA-leading performance Jorinde Van Klinken in the shot put. Jady MaysThird in the NCAA 60 yards last season, is sixth and 10th in the 200 yardsth in the ’60s based on their times at the season-opening Cougar Classic.

Ranked Teams | Texas Tech Open

#2 Texas Tech
#6 Maroon
#10 Nebraska
#13 Texas
#15 Northern Arizona
#19 Georgia
#22 State of Ohio
#23 Arizona

#1 Texas
#6 Georgia
#10 Texas Tech

#14 Oregon
#21 Maroon
#25 Oklahoma

last time out

The Ducks combined for 19 top-three finishes, including four wins during the season-opening meets at the Cougar Classic and the UW Preview. Mays and Williams swept the 60 yards and Mays doubled with a win in the 200 yards. Van Klinken, reigning NCAA indoor shot put champion, picked up right where she left off with a win in Seattle.

Meet Levi

The UO track and field team has a special addition to their roster on January 21 when nine-year-old Levi Morris joined the Ducks via Team IMPACT. Levi, who battled leukemia, was joined by family and friends, The Duck and his new teammates at a Signing Day event at Hayward Field. Team IMPACT is a nationwide organization that connects seriously ill children with collegiate athletic teams.

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