Monday, May 19, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. – Oregon barely stayed ahead of UCLA early in the day, and then held off hard-charging Arizona State late with a big performance in the 5,000 meters to successfully defend its men’s Pac-10 track and field title Saturday at Joe Sellah Track at Sun Angel Stadium. The Duck women built on steady performances throughout the meet’s second day to claim third place -- their best showing finishing second in 1996.
It was the men’s fourth conference title in the last six seasons. (Click on the title for a link)
Let's see, the Ducks win the NATIONAL NCAA Title in cross country last fall and now the Pac 10 Championship in Track. The Olympic Trials in Field and Track are returning to Eugene this summer after a long absence. Now what was the controversy about getting rid of Martin Smith as head coach track coach and bringing in Vin Lananna. Yes , it's all Phil Knight's fault (sarcasm). Go Ducks .... Eugene Oregon, Track Town USA is back!