Washington Makes Huge Splash But Ducks Fall Short

Jun 12, 2016

The University of Oregon Women's Track and Field squad was unable to repeat as NCAA champions. But they came very close Saturday at historic Hayward Field.

Credit www.statesmanjournal.com

Last year Raevyn Rodgers wasn't well known when she won the 800 meters. She continued her dominance in the event this year, earning back-to-back titles. Following in her footsteps, redshirt freshman Ariana Washington made a huge first impression, winning the 100 and 200 meters.

Clip: "It's Stevens and Washington, Washington and Stevens, It's going to be 18 points for the Ducks, Washington pulls off a 100, 200, and double for the first time since 1998. Everyone here is standing..."

[That audio obtained from GoDucks.Com]

Washington won the 100 meters with a time of 10.95 seconds. The Ducks scored 62 points, but couldn't catch Arkansas, who won with 72. Devon Allen was the star of the day for the men's squad, Friday, claiming a victory in the 110 hurdles. The men's team finished fourth though, with Florida leaving Hayward Field as NCAA champions.

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