by Steve Mims
Oregon picked up seven victories to win the Pac-12 Women’s Track and Field championship Sunday afternoon.
Oregon totaled 158.5 points to repeat as champions.
Oregon’s men finished sixth with 75 points as Micah Williams defended his title in the 100.
Up next for both teams is the NCAA West Regional beginning on May 24.
Oregon gave up 43 runs while getting swept by Washington at PK Park.
Drew Smith, Rikuu Nishida, and Jacob Walsh all totaled five hits in the series. The Huskies opened the series with a 14-5 win and added an 18-8 victory on Saturday before closing out the weekend with a 11-5 win.
Oregon dropped to 31-19, including a 14-13 mark in the Pac-12 that puts them in sixth place as they prepare to wrap up the regular season at Utah this weekend.
Oregon let a 2-0 lead disappear in a 4-3 loss to Stanford in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday.
Stanford followed with two runs in the bottom of the seventh as Oregon committed an error that allowed the game-winning run to score.
Oregon is 35-15 as it prepares to open the NCAA Tournament Friday against Notre Dame at the Fayetteville Regional.
Oregon’s season came to a surprising end with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Regional. Oregon was ranked No. 8 in the country, but shot 9-over par during three rounds to fail to advance to NCAAs.
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.