NCAA Track & Field Championships: Trio of Oregon school records highlight Day 1 action

NCAA Track & Field Championships: Trio of Oregon school records highlight Day 1 action

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Running, jumping, and throwing commenced at Historic Hayward Field for the first day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships. Day one action saw multiple student-athletes score their respective teams’ points, and even more qualify for Friday’s finals of their events.

If you remember one name from today’s Duck action let it be this: Kyree King. The Pac-12 Male Track Athlete of the year not only qualified for the NCAA finals in three events (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay), but also set new school records in all three events. This is the first men’s 4x100m relay team Oregon has qualified for the finals since 2006. Fast as Duck, indeed. Marcus Chambers also came back from the 4x100m to advance in the 400m, setting a new lifetime best of 44.92. On the distance side, Blake Haney ran a personal best of 3:40.40 in the 1500m to qualify for Friday’s finals, while teammate Tim Gorman came up short for the finals with a 3:45.24 run. Redshirt freshman Tanner Anderson repped the Ducks with a 13th place finish in the 10,000m, running 29:21.67. Cole Walsh put the first points on the board for the Ducks, finishing fifth in the pole vault with a best jump of 5.45m (17-10.5). Cody Danielson finished his senior season in 12th place for the Ducks with a best throw of 69.31m (227-4) in the javelin.The duo of decathlon Ducks, Pac-12 champion and runner-up Mitch Modin and Joe Delgado, respectively, completed five of the ten events today, sitting in 17th and 19th place, respectively, heading into tomorrow’s finals.

Eric Sloan gave the Trojans their first points of the day, wrapping up long jump competition with a sixth-place finish and best jump of…