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.
|ThurSDAY, JUNE 8|
|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.
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.