Oregon Track and Field Breaks NCAA Championship Records
EUGENE, Oregon – The magic of Hayward Field was at its peak during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The four-day meeting took place from Wednesday June 9 to Saturday June 12.
The Oregon men have won three national titles.
Freshman Cole Hocker won the 1,500-meter race in 3: 35.35. Emmanuel Ihemeje became the first duck to win the triple jump. Cooper Teare set a competition record finishing first in the 5,000 meters in 13: 12.27.
The Ducks also got third place from Micah Williams in the 100 and Charlie Hunter in the 800.
As a team, Oregon finished in second place with 53 points. LSU won the 2021 away title with 84 points.
In the women’s portion of the event, the star of the show for Oregon was senior Carmela Cardama Baez. She was crowned the 10km champion when she crossed the finish line with her personal best 32 minutes, 16.13 seconds. Baez is the first woman from Oregon to win the 10,000 since 1984.
Freshman Kemba Nelson finished 4th in the 100.
USC won the women’s outdoor championship with 74 points.