Oregon is tentatively slated to run Virginia transfer Brett Johnson on the opening 1,200 meter leg, Mike Berry on the 400, Elijah Greer on the 800 and Mac Fleet on the 1,600. Junior Boru Guyota is also making the trip and will run in the 1,000 meters at 12:09 p.m. Pacific.
Oregon will be going up against Arkansas, which currently has the nation's No. 3 DMR team (9:44.03), as well as Villanova - No. 9 at 9:52.56, and Stanford - No. 11 at 9:55.81. The Ducks come into the meet ranked eighth nationally in the DMR with a time of 9:50.15. Also in the 10-team field is Brigham Young, which had the nation's top distance medley time a year ago (9:29.00), as well as American International, Columbia, Florida, Kansas and Tennessee.
The top 12 teams at the end of the regular season will automatically advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark. Last season, it took at time of 9:31.71 to make the NCAA meet, with the Ducks painfully missing a bid by two-tenths of a second.
Hasay also headed to Manhattan
Senior Jordan Hasay has been invited to take part in the 106th Millrose Games, which will also be held at the Armory, on Feb. 16. Hasay, from Arroyo Grande, Calif., will run in the fabled women's Wanamaker Mile at 5:40 p.m. Pacific time. The race will be streamed live on the web by ESPN3 and will also be rebroadcast the next day on ESPN at 5 p.m. Pacific.
Hasay, now a 15-time All-American, is the former Oregon record-holder in the indoor mile with a personal best of 4:33.01 from her 2011 NCAA championship race. That time broke the 29 year-old school record held by Duck running legend Leann Warren.
Duck Men Move Up to No. 4
Oregon's men's team moved up a spot to No. 4 in this week's USTFCCCA poll. The women remained at No. 3.
The top five men's teams were Arkansas, Florida, Texas A&M, Oregon and Arizona State. For the women, the top five were Clemson, Kansas, Oregon, Arkansas and Louisiana State.
Season Ticket Deadline Approaches
The renewal deadline for 2013 track and field season tickets is Friday. Fans who renew season tickets by Feb. 1 will have the first option to purchase tickets for both the NCAA Championships and the Prefontaine Classic.
New Duck season tickets, as well as all-session four-day passes for the June 5-8 NCAA Championships, will go on sale Feb. 15.
Single meet sales for the Ducks' regular season meets and the Prefontaine Classic begin Feb. 22.
To renew or purchase Oregon track and field tickets, go online to goducks.com/tracktickets, call 1-800-WEBFOOT or visit the ticket offices located in either the Moshofsky Center or Matthew Knight Arena.
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