Ducks sprint to the finish at NCAA track and field meet
Expect to see visitors sporting the colors and logos of *dozens of colleges this week in Eugene. The Division 1 NCAA Track and Field Championships start Wednesday at Hayward Field.
The University of Oregon brings its strongest seeds to the shorter distances this year. Micah Williams, a sophomore from Portland, is ranked first in the 100-meter dash. His regional race tied as the second-fastest college time ever, at 9.86 seconds.
At a pre-meet press conference, he said, “I ran here when I was like, I don’t know, 14, 15, 16 years old. So when I’m here, it just, it feels normal. You know when they say my name in the crowd, all my nerves go away. If I have any nerves it goes away because I know people are supporting me here, and I just run my race.”
The Duck women earned three spots in the 100 meter dash and have the top-ranked 4 x 100 meter relay. In total, Oregon is sending 10 men and 12 women to the national meet.