by Steve Mims
The Oregon track team picked up eight wins during the Oregon Twilight on Friday night at Hayward Field.
On the track, UO’s women got victories from Shana Grebo in the 400-meters during her season debut, Ella Nelson in the 800, and Madyson Kannon ran a lifetime best of 1:02.73 to win the 400 hurdles. Shelby Moran was victorious in the hammer with a season-best mark of 218-6 while Mine De Klerk won the discus at 170-6, a season best, and Tori Sloan won the high jump.
On the men’s side, Alex Slenning and Luke Affolder went 1-2 in the 1,500 as both finished with the fastest times of their career. Matthew Erickson won the 800 in 1:49.72.
Camden Wheeler was second in the 400 for UO while Mason Strunk took second in the hammer. Harrison Canfield placed third in the pole vault.
For the UO women, Mia Moerck was second to Nelson in the 800 while Jordyn Blake finished third behind Grebo in the 400. Emily Fitzsimmons (pole vault), Hannah Ganashamoorthy (long jump) and Josephine Krohn (javelin) all finished second in their field events. Klaudia Kazimierska was third in the 1,500.
Oregon dropped two of three games at USC to fall to 31-16 overall, including a 14-10 mark in Pac-12 play as they prepare to host Washington this weekend.
The Ducks lone win came Saturday when Sabin Ceballos had three hits while Drew Cowley went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored during a 7-5 win. The Trojans won 7-2 on Friday and 11-4 on Sunday.
Oregon was swept at home by Utah to wrap up the regular season at 35-14, including a 14-10 mark in Pac-12 play to finish fifth. The Ducks open the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament against Stanford on Thursday.
The Utes won 3-1 on Friday and 8-2 on Saturday before Mariah Lopez tossed a no-hitter against the Ducks on Sunday. Allee Bunker had three hits during the weekend while Terra McGowan had two, including a homer.
Oregon’s season ended with a 16-10 loss to Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament. Morgan McCarthy led the Ducks with three goals in defeat.
Steve Mims has spent 25 years as a sportswriter, including 21 years at The Register-Guard. He covered University of Oregon athletics from 2013-2020. He works in Eugene as a registered representative and insurance agent at PBC Insurance. He can be reached at email@example.com.