Junior Ducks Head to USA Championships

Junior Ducks Head to USA Championships


June 14, 2012


Junior Ducks Head to USA Championships

Nine will compete in Bloomington, Ind.


        EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon track and field teams will send nine competitors to the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships this Friday through Sunday in Bloomington, Ind.


        The Ducks’ men’s entries include NCAA qualifier Arthur Delaney in the men’s 100 and 200 meters, Pac-12 scorer Alec Fellows in the decathlon, Chad Noelle in the 800 and 1,500 meters, Chris Brewer in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, and Ryan Pickering and Matthew Melancon in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Delaney, Fellows and Noelle were all Pac-12 scores for the Ducks this season, while Brewer, Melancon and Pickering all redshirted.


        The women will have NCAA scorer Allie Woodward in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters, Pac-12 scorer Claudia Francis in the 800 meters and Pac-12 scorer Chancey Summers in the high jump. All three are freshmen. Woodward finished fifth in the 10,000 meters at the 2012 NCAA Championships.


        The USA Junior Championships will serve as a qualifier for the IAAF World Junior Championships. Top performers will be part of Team USA that will compete in Barcelona, Spain, from July 10-15.


        Additionally, sophomore Jillian Weir will be competing in the throws at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships July 27-29 in Winnipeg.


Friday, June 15 (all times Pacific)

10:30 a.m.                   Alec Fellows              Decathlon

12:40 p.m.                  Arthur Delaney        M100m 1st Round

1:30 p.m.                     Chad Noelle              M800m 1st Round

1:55 p.m.                     Claudia Francis         W800m 1st Round

3:00 p.m.                     Chris Brewer             M1,500m 1st Round

                                        Chad Noelle

3:50 p.m.                     Arthur Delaney        M100m 1st Final

4:50 p.m.                     Chris Brewer             M5,000m Final

                                        Matthew Melancon

                                        Ryan Pickering


Saturday, June 16

11:30 a.m.                   Alec Fellows              Decathlon

3:20 p.m.                     Chancey Summers W High Jump

3:20 p.m.                     Chad Noelle              M800m Final

3:30 p.m.                     Claudia Francis         W800m Final

4:05 p.m.                     Arthur Delaney        M200m 1st Round

5:00 p.m.                     Allie Woodward       W5,000m Final

5:30 p.m.                     Ryan Pickering         M10,000m Final

                                        Matthew Melancon


Sunday, June 17

12:45 p.m.                  Chris Brewer             M1,500m Final

                                        Chad Noelle

1:05 p.m.                     Arthur Delaney        M200m Final                                

1:45 p.m.                     Allie Woodward       W3,000m Final







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