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The Oregon track and field team added 13 athletes to their roster for the 2015 on Wednesday.
The eight men and five women student-athletes accumulated 22 state championships in high school. Head coach Robert Johnson praised the overall talent of the class and added that there’s more to come in terms of recruiting.
“This is a very talented group which will continue to move our team forward,” Johnson told GoDucks.com. “This is just the beginning of the signing period, we have already hit the recruiting trail again and will continue to look for the right additions to our roster next year.”
Among the signees is Eugene native Liam Henshaw, who won 5A state championships in pole vault and long jump for Marist High School. Henshaw set the OSAA Championships meet record with his vault of 15 feet, 6 inches in 2013. He also competes in the decathlon and high jump.
Three of the athletes were already committed to the Oregon football program and will compete for both teams.
Running back Tony James will run the 100 meters, athlete Charles Nelson will compete in long jump after being the best long jumper in Florida and defensive back Khalil Oliver, who won the 110 meter hurdles state championship in Idaho and placed second in triple jump.
The other nine signees:
Sarah Baxter, Simi Valley, Calif., distance.
Alaysha Johnson, Houston, Texas, hurdles.
Ashlee Moore, Chandler, Ariz., multiple.
Raevyn Rogers, Houston, Texas, middle distance.
Ariana Washington, Signal Hills, Calif., sprints.
Blake Haney, Bakersfield, Calif., distance.
Jhett Janis, Stevens, Pa., javelin.
Kyle Levermore, Mahwah, NJ., distance.
Nate Moore, Freemont, Calif., jumps.
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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.
MOSCOW – Former Oregon Ducks track and field star English Gardner posted a time of 10.94 in the 100m dash at the IAAF World Championships. Her time was tops of the event, as she was the only woman to put in a time under 11 seconds.
“Today just gave me a little bit more confidence,” Gardner said in an article by the Oregonian. “It woke me up a little bit, let me know I’m still in the hunt, I’m still in the game, and I’m ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”
Garner will have more opportunities to shine for the Americans with semifinal action on Monday. The American and Jamaican sprinters are the early favorites.
“I just want to have fun, enjoy the moment,” Gardner said. “I have nothing to lose and all to gain, and so I’m just going to sneak in there and maybe steal a couple of spots or maybe a medal. I’m just going to go out there and have fun.”
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.”