Rich Kolbell

Duck women finish second while men finish fourth in the NCAA Championships this weekend.

Oregon’s Women’s and Men’s team’s finished 2nd and 4th respectively, in the team rankings at this year’s NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships that concluded Saturday in Eugene. Several Duck’s notched wins in their individual events, the combined efforts fell short of last year’s team championships for both men and women.

Duck fans were thrilled and relieved at Devon Allens win in the 110 hurdles on Friday evening, finishing at 13:50 after clipping the final hurdle. He retains his prominence in this event, and Duck Football fans were encouraged at his performance, and what it might mean for the upcoming season.

 

“It wasnt super clean, but I won the race,” Allen commented after the race. “Its a great feeling especially considering all I have been doing to get back. Im very excited.”

 

Other Ducks with wins included Junior Edward Cheserek, who maintained his dominance in the 5000 and 1000 meter runs, finishing first in both events.

 

On Saturday, Freshman Ariana Washington edged out Ashley Henderson of San Diego State to win the 100m dash at 10.95. She repeated the win in the 200 with a time of 22.61, followed by sophomore teammate Deajah Stevens who took second.

 

Sophomore Raevyn Rogers repeated her win in the 800m run at 2:03.55. Junior Sasha Wallace finished third in the 100m hurdles, and joined her teammates to place third in the 4x100 relay.


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