AUDIO: Both the Men and Women’s Side Look Ahead to NCAA Track and Field Championships

As the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships are set to begin tomorrow both the men and the women held separate press conferences. Both sides spoke on the long season that was but are now fully focused on the task ahead and obtaining championships. A bit of history is on the line as well. This will be the last meet before the renovations begin to Hayward Field this summer. The athletes and coaches reflected on what Hayward Field has meant for them in their careers. For the third consecutive year the men and women will compete on separate days. The men will hold their preliminary rounds tomorrow (June 6th) and their finals on Friday (June 8th). The women will start their preliminary rounds on Thursday (June 7th) and the finals will be on Saturday (June 9th)

Men’s Press Conference¬†

Florida Head Coach Mike Holloway, Texas Tech Head Coach Wes Kittley, Damarcus Simpson of Oregon, Michael Norman of USC and Josh Kerr of New Mexico

Women’s Press Conference

Oregon Head Coach Robert Johnson, USC Head Coach Caryl Smith Gilbert, Georgia Head Coach Petros Kyprianou, Karissa Schweizer of Missouri and Sydney McLaughlin of Kentucky

-Gabriel Ornelas

BSB | Oregon Loses to Arizona 11-4 On Senior Day

The Oregon Ducks were hammered by the visiting Arizona Wildcats in the final game of the 2018 season. The Ducks honored multiple seniors before the contest but were unable to keep up with the Wildcats’ potent bats. Arizona compiled 13 hits and also capitalized on 11 walks from an Oregon pitching staff that saw five different arms join the action. Junior RHP Matt Mercer lasted only 4.1 innings, surrendering 4 runs, in what many believe could be his last collegiate start before turning professional. For the Wildcats, Cameron Cannon led the way with two doubles, two walks, and a perfect three for three day at the plate. After sweeping Utah a few weekends ago, the Ducks finished their season losing five out of their last six games. The Ducks finished the year with a record of 26-29, their worst since the program was brought back in 2009.

Game Story (by Jordan Brenner)

Postgame Interviews 

Head Coach George Horton

Third Baseman Spencer Steer