In what we believe is a first for track and field in the U.S., the men’s 10,000-meter final goes off at 8:35 p.m. with musical accompaniment from the UO Brass & Percussion Ensemble. Conductor Brian McWhorter composed an original score for the entire 25-lap race.
Round one of the men’s 110-meter high hurdles will set the stage for an ongoing battle between the world’s top two junior hurdlers – France’s Wilhelm Belocian and Great Britain’s David Omoregie.
Sweden’s Sofi Flink, the reigning world junior champion in the javelin, opens defense of her title with qualifying rounds. She is the Swedish record-holder at 203 feet, 3 inches.
It’s Day One of the multi-events. Jiri Sykora, of the Czech Republic, is the favorite in the decathlon, and Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez is the defending champion in the heptathlon.
Three University of Oregon signees are in action today: Ashlee Moore in the heptathlon; Raevyn Rogers in the 800 meters and Ariana Washington in the 100 meters.