In what’s become a routine occurrence, the Duck men and women easily swept aside the competition at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in Seattle this past weekend. For the men, it was the 10th consecutive win, while the women...
Mike Merrell, reporting direct from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon What was supposed to be a close team race turned into a romp as the Oregon Men’s Track & Field Team ran away with a second straight NCAA Outdoor…
The Oregon Ducks Men’s Track & Field team held form and then some on the first day of the 2015 NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field, setting up a Friday showdown with co-favorite Florida. The Ducks scored 33 big first-day...
With the NCAA Track and Field Championships right around the corner, Oregon made a huge statement and cemented its status as favorites on both the men’s and women’s side. The Ducks men and women swept the PAC-12 Championships last weekend, despite missing some of...
There is no doubt about it; the Ducks are stacked in the distance running field. The top men in the country
The Oregon Track and Field team continued its strong weekend on Saturday by posting a number of NCAA top-10 finishes. In both Albuquerque, N.M. for the Don Kirby Elite and in Seattle, Wash. for the Husky Classic, the Ducks finished with two school records being eclipsed and plenty of other great performances.
In Albuquerque, the men’s and women’s 4
Two incoming freshmen for the Oregon Track and Field team had impressive performances in the 17th Pan American Junior Championships at Alfonso Galvis Duque Stadium in Medellin, Colombia. Sasha Wallace and Marcus Chambers each finished in fourth place for respective their events on their initial day of competition.
Wallace competed in the 100-meter hurdles finishing in 13.72 seconds, just sligtly slower than her 13.66 qualifying time in the semifinals. Alexis Perry was the event winner with a 13.56.
Chambers competed in the men’s 400-meter race, finishing in 46.75 while improving nearly a full second from his 47.71 time in the semifinals. Brandon McBride of Canada won the event with a 45.89.
Fellow incoming UO freshman MaryBeth Sant is also competing in the Pan Am, running the relays with Team USA later on.
Marcus Chambers has been nothing shy of impressive at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. The Oregon Ducks Track and Field recruit, through his top two events, has posted strong times in both the 200-meter and 400-meter.
Chambers posted a time of 21.22 seconds in the 200-meters, second only to Mustaq’eem Williams who sits in first with a time of 20.64 seconds. In the 400-meter semifinals, Chambers posted a time of 46.91 seconds. His time, while best of the heat, is the second fastest time through the event.
Chambers is a freakishly talented sprinter and a huge pickup for the Oregon program. He has been competing all summer include the USA Junior Championships back in June. He ran a time of 46.55 seconds, a time he wasn’t proud of and is hoping to improve on.
“I’ll be training all summer,” Chambers said in an article by the Oregonian. “Hopefully I’ll be at my peak.”
Oregon track and field picked up a huge commitment to the team when Foss High School’s Marcus Chambers chose Track Town USA for his next four years.
“It has been a big weight for me,” said Chambers. “I’ve just been really excited the past couple of days to do this … and now I can focus on track and breaking records.”
Chambers narrowed his decision to LSU, UCLA and Baylor. The speedster placed a heat for each university on the table in front of before donning the Ducks gear and shouting “University of Oregon!”
Chambers dominated the 400 finals at the USATF National Junior Olympics in Baltimore last July with a remarkable time of 46.18. That time made him one of the fastest prep athletes in the country and therefor one of the most targeted recruits.
Oregon, not known for its short-distance runners, now has a star in the making to dominate and start right from day one. Chambers will likely run in both the 200 and 400 meter distances for the Ducks and could see some time doing relay events.
In 2012, Chambers ran a 200 time of 21.33 also putting him near the nation’s elite. He also ran in the 60-meter, 100-meter and 800-meter during his high school career.