Former Duck Andrew Wheating and current Duck Anne Kesselring represented the University of Oregon for the first night of The Prefontaine Classic Friday night.
In a world-class field Wheating ran a conservative time of 3:57.02 minute, placing him fifth in the Men’s International Mile. Wheating sat in fourth place for the first three laps, only to be passed by another runner in the last 100 meters. Kenyan James Kiplagat Magut ran a world leading time of 3:55.24.
Later during the unofficially named Distance Night in Eugene, Kesselring, ran for her home country of Germany and placed seventh in the 800 meter run in a time of 2:02.12. Running for USA, Phoebe Wright won the race in a time of 2:00.85.