Micah Williams’ personal-best 100-meter time of 9.86 seconds highlighted the Oregon Ducks track & field team’s performance this past week at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The meet serves as a qualifier for the NCAA track & field championships, scheduled for June 8-11 at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Williams, who prepped at Portland’s Benson High School, blew away the rest of the field in Fayetteville. His 9.86 ties him for the second-fastest collegiate time on record and ranks tied for No. 2 on the world list this year.
Williams leads a total of nine entries among the UO men for the NCAA meet, while the UO women will have 14 entries at the NCAAs.
Notable UO athletes who missed out on qualifying for the NCAA meet are Reed Brown (men’s 1,500), Alessia Zarbo (women’s 10,000) and Aneta Konieczek (women’s steeplechase). Also, long jumper Alysah Hickey did not compete at the West Preliminary meet.
Here’s the complete list of the Ducks’ qualifiers:
Iman Brown: 200 meters
Mine De Klerk: Shot put
Lexi Ellis: Triple jump
Jaida Ross: Shot put, discus
Jadyn Mays: 100 meters
Jadyn Mays, Kemba Nelson, Jasmin Reed, Jasmine Montgomery: 4×100 relay
Jasmine Montgomery: 100 meters, 200 meters
Kemba Nelson: 100 meters
Malia Pivec: 3,000 steeplechase
Dominique Ruotolo: Triple jump
Izzy Thornton-Bott: 1,500 meters
Alexandra Webster: 400 hurdles
Aaron Bienenfeld: 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters
Elliott Cook: 1,500 meters
Ty Hampton: Javelin
Emmanuel Ihemeje: Triple jump
Ryan Mulholland, Micah Williams, Rieker Daniel, Xavier Nairne: 4×100 relay
Luis Peralta: 800 meters
Micah Williams: 100 meters
Max Vollmer: Decathlon
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