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.