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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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