Twilight Event Concludes Home Meets

Eugene, Ore. -- Several impressive performances were turned in on Friday at the Oregon Twilight meet held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Several performers qualified for further NCAA competition lead by Jordan Kent's personal best of 46.95 seconds in the Men's 400 meter. The time also ensured Kent that he can continue the 2006 track season with his performance.

The meet ended with the team's seniors taking a final lap on Hayward Field and it also marked the conclusion of the regular track season for the Ducks. Next week Hayward Field will play host to the Pac-10 championships on Saturday.

Kent easily won his race, which was his second event of the day. He also participated in the Men's 4X100 relay by running in the anchor position allowing the Ducks a win in a time of 39.87 seconds. The relay team had two of Mike Bellotti's receivers participating. Along with Kent, Derrick Jones ran the third leg of the race. Also on the relay team was Richard Del Rincon and Matt Scherer.

Rebeka Noble turned in another notable performance in the Women's 800 meters finishing in 2:02. Amanda Santana won the Woman's 400 Hurdles in 1:01.54, while Marla Runyun of Nike won the Women's 5000 meters in 15:15.0.

Galen Rupp made a late entry and qualified for the NCAAs running the Men's 5000 meters in 13:38.15.

Other Ducks recording first place finishes were Akobundu Ikwuakor in the 110 meter hurdles (14.01); David Moore, pole vault (16-02.75); Matthew Welch, long jump (6.73 meters). Teammates from the Ducks 2005 offensive line recorded a 1-2 in the shot. Mark Lewis had 16.83 meters (55-02.75)while Ian Reynoso recorded a mark of 14.05 meters (46-01.5).

Other Ducks placing first in field results were Colin Veldman in the discus throw at 54.94 meters (180-03). Veldman repeated a first place in the hammer throw with a 62.79 meter (206-00) toss.

Leah Worthen won the 200 meter dash in 25.35 seconds and Ashley Bridenbeck was first in the women's 100 at 12.71 seconds. Jennifer Greenspan won the shot put with a 12.15 (39-10.50) effort while Britney Henry won the hammer throw on a 65.56 meter (215-01) toss. Rachel Yurkovich was the winner in the javelin at 49.70 meters (163-01)

The Twilight meet was the fourth and final home meet of the year. Next weekend the Pac-10 Conference Championships will come to Eugene for the sixth time since 1960.

Attendance was 4,776.

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