Neither the men nor the women were ever threatened by the Wildcats; the men out pointed the visitors from Tucson 144-47 and the women nearly matched that margin with a 106-52 victory.
The day’s featured match-up between Oregon’s Mac Fleet and six time NCAA champion Lawi Lalang lived up to its billing, with Fleet edging the Arizona senior by ¾ of a second, clocking in at 3:44.04.
Other highlights included Sam Crouser and sister Haley both winning their event for the Ducks, Sam taking the discus with a toss of 49.02m and Haley claiming the javelin title with a mark of 164’ 5”.
About the only disappointment for the Ducks was Laura Roesler’s close miss on her attempt to break the two minute mark in the 800m. On a cool day, Roesler ran away from the field for the first place points but came up just short of her goal, crossing the finish line in 2:01.10.
Two Oregon football players spent a day off from spring camp at Hayward and contributed to the lopsided victory. Devon Allen picked up a first in the 110 hurdles (13.96) and a third in the 400m hurdles (55.06) while teammate Dior Mathis claimed a third in the 100m (11.10).
Athur Delaney doubled up for the Ducks winning both the 100m (10.53) and 200m 21.02) events.
Phyllis Francis scorched to a wind-aided 22.82 mark in the 200m and Chizoba Okodogbe held off a late Arizona challenger to take the 400m with a time of 53.43.
The Ducks return to Hayward Field to host the Oregon Relays on April 17, 18, & 19.
~ Rick Morgan