EUGENE, Ore. – The 2023 outdoor season for the Oregon track and field team gets started this weekend with the two-day Oregon Preview at Hayward Field. The meet begins Friday evening with a kid’s clinic at 6:15 p.m. (PT) followed by the men’s and women’s 10,000 meters.
Opening night of the Oregon Preview, including the kid’s clinic, is free and open to the public.
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Before Friday night’s 10K session, the Ducks will host a Kids Try-It Clinic (12 & under) at Hayward Field. The one-hour clinic will give kids the change to experience several track and field events including long jump, high jump, hurdles, shot put and turbo javelin. On-site registration begins near the tower at 5:30 p.m. Gates for participants will open at 6 p.m. with the clinic beginning at 6:15 p.m.
In order to ease the check-in process, kids can be pre-registered by clicking HERE. Following the clinic, there will be an autograph session with members of the Oregon track and field team.
The meet officially kicks off at 8 p.m. with the women’s 10,000 meters. Izzy Thornton-Bott, ninth place in the mile at the recent NCAA Indoor Championships, is scheduled for pacing duties. The field includes three UO women—Maddy Elmore, Malia Pivec and Harper McClain—that were all-region selections in cross country this past fall.
The men’s 10K will start at 8:40 p.m. and be paced, in part, by former UO standout Aaron Bienenfeld. As part of the 20-man field, Caleb Brown, Abdinasir Hussein, Quincy Norman and Cameron Stein are set to represent the Ducks. Hussein and Norman were both all-region performers in cross country.
Saturday’s schedule of events will start at 11 a.m. with the men’s javelin. Four UO men are entered in the event including Ty Hampton, the reigning Pac-12 champion. Teammate Dalton Rasmussen, also in the field, was fifth at last year’s conference meet.
Competition on the track on day two gets going with the 2,000-meter steeplechase at 1:45 p.m., and scheduled to conclude with the 4×400-meter relays starting at 6:45 p.m.
The Oregon Preview will be the first home meet for Team IMPACT player Levi Morris who joined the UO roster in late January. Team IMPACT is a nation-wide organization that pairs children facing series illness with college athletic teams. The Ducks have worked with Team IMPACT over the past six year, matching seven children the UO acrobatics and tumbling, baseball, lacrosse,…
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