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Beth Maiman | | June 8, 2017

Storylines and schedule for Day 2 of 2017 DI championships

  Arizona State's Maggie Ewen has high expectations heading into the championships after a successful season.

EUGENE, Ore. — Day 1 of the NCAA Division I outdoor track and field championships is already in the books, as the men kicked of the 2017 championships on Wednesday at Hayward Field.

The women will continue the action Thursday, with six titles up for grabs. Hammer throw, pole vault, javelin throw, shot put and the 10,000-meter race will all have finals on Thursday. 

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4:32 p.m. 4x100 Meter Relay Semifinal Women
4:46 p.m. 1500 Meters Semifinal Women
5:02 p.m. 3000 Meter Steeplechase Semifinal Women
5:32 p.m. 110 Meter Hurdles Semifinal Women
5:46 p.m. 100 Meters Semifinal Women
6:00 p.m. 400 Meters Semifinal Women
6:14 p.m. 800 Meters Semifinal Women
6:30 p.m. 400 Meter Hurdles Semifinal Women
6:44 p.m. 200 Meters Semifinal Women
6:56 p.m. 400 Meters Decathlon Women
7:08 p.m. 10,000 Meters Final Women
7:48 p.m. 4x400 Meter Relay Semifinal Women
2:00 p.m. Hammer Throw Final Women
5:00 p.m. Pole Vault Final Women
5:45 p.m. Javelin Throw Final Women
6:00 p.m. Long Jump Final Women
6:40 p.m. Shot Put Final Women
10:30 a.m. 110 Meter Hurdles Decathlon Women
11:20 a.m. Discus Throw Decathlon Women
2:25 p.m. Shot Put Decathlon Women
12:30 p.m. Pole Vault Decathlon Women
3:00 p.m. Javelin Throw Decathlon Women
6:56 p.m. 1500 Meters Decathlon Women

1. Race day

Never before has a Division I program picked up championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor meets. But the Oregon women have a chance at history this week. The Ducks are favored to win the team title, which would give the program back-to-back-to-back championships in the same school year. Their quest for the crown begins Thursday when a majority of their 17 qualifiers take the track. 

A race final of the day will be in the women’s 10k. Notre Dame’s Anna Rohrer, a sophomore, could grab the win. She holds the top time in the 10,000 this season.

2. Throwing not one, not two but three times

Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen qualified for three different throwing events at the NCAA championship. The redshirt junior will be competing in all three throwing events on Thursday.

Ewen set and then reset her the collegiate record in the hammer throw this season. The redshirt junior has already had some success at Hayward Field this year. She took home not one, not two but three titles in the Pac-12 championships which this year were hosted by the Ducks’ famed track and field venue.

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3. Seeing double

Keep an eye out for a sibling rivalry in the pole vault. Lexi and Tori Weeks, twin sisters who both compete in pole vault for Arkansas, will go head-to-head at Hayward Field. Lexi competed in the Rio Olympics last summer. The duo have previously battled head-to-head this season, with Tori winning the SEC's indoor pole vault title earlier this year, a title Lexi won in their freshman season at Arkansas.

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