Although the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are in the rearview mirror, the season isn’t over yet for many Oregon athletes.
The Ducks have six freshmen entered in the USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday-Sunday in Bloomington, Ind. One future Duck will also be competing.
Cooper Teare, one week after his 17th-place performance in the NCAA men’s 5,000-meter final, is entered in the 1,500 and 5,000 this weekend.
Teare was the bronze medalist in the 1,500 last summer at the Pan American Junior Championships in Peru. He ran a personal-best 3 minutes, 43.91 seconds earlier this year. His PR in the 5,000 is 13:46.46.
Oregon’s Joseph Anderson is a favorite in the 110 hurdles and brings a PR of 13.33 into the race. He was also the bronze medalist at the Pan Am Juniors last summer.
Sprinters Lauren Rain Williams, Jasmin Reed and Shae Anderson all each entered in a pair of races. Reed and Williams are in the 100 and 200, and Anderson is in the 200 and 400. All three competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Reed was in the 100 and 200 semifinals, and Williams was in the 200 semifinals. Both were also on the 4x100 relay team that took second place. Anderson was on the third-place 4x400 team.
Kaylah Robinson is also entered in the 100 hurdles.
Incoming freshman Josh Hoey of Bishop Shanahan High in Pennsylvania is entered in the 800. He was third at the 2017 USATF Junior meet and in February he set the national high school record in the indoor 800 at 1:47.67.