On the Oregon Relays, Matthew Maton, computer scoring glitches, and an unruly … – OregonLive.com
EUGENE — The Oregon Relays wrap up today with a full program.
The high school competition is underway at Hayward Field as I type this. The weather was gorgeous yesterday, and it looks like it will be again today.
Here is a link to the schedule and results for the meet.
The college and professional competition will be conducted in a relatively tight, three-hour window beginning at noon with the women’s hammer.
You can stream the meet live at RunnerSpace.com, but it will take a subscription to do it.
I’ll be there to cover for the Oregonian and OregonLive.com, and I’ll tweet out significant results as I can. I am having issues with internet connectivity at Hayward. It’s possible that my laptop is the culprit, although I don’t have those issues anywhere but at Oregon’s home track meets.
Here is my meet story from last night: High school senior Matthew Maton shatters a record held by Galen Rupp, and Annie Leblanc upsets Mary Cain in the Oregon Relays.
A housekeeping note: A scoring glitch in the automated system that Oregon is using miscalculated yesterday’s heptathlon results.
Using the incorrect information we had last night, I and others reported that Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore scored 5,757 points to jump into fourth place on the school’s career heptathlon list.
UO spokesman Casey Johnson said the error was discovered after everyone but the cleanup crew had cleared out of Hayward.
Moore’s correct, two-day total should be 5,457, which still is pretty good. It places her seventh on Oregon’s career list.
And, one additional note: The men’s javelin competition was interrupted Friday when a fan ran into the throwing sector during competition. He was tackled by the javelin judges, who held him down until security could get there.
Eventually, police officers arrived and helped escort the fan off the field.
OK, more links:
Maton talks to The Oregonian’s Jerry Ulmer about why he parted ways with his school team.
Maton, by the way, was one of five athletes to sign letters of intent with Oregon, the school announced yesterday.
Maton, the prep phenom, sets another record Friday in the Oregon Relays.
Suddenly, a sub-four mile looks very possible for Maton.
Maton was matter-of-fact after his big race, as you can see in this RunnerSpace.com video.
LeBlanc beats a loaded field to win the women’s 1,500 at the Oregon Relays.
Leblanc meets with reporters after the race. Video by RunnerSpace.com.
UO senior Trevor Ferguson provides quiet leadership for the Ducks.
Ducks dazzle in the Oregon Relays.
Bridget Franek, winner of the women’s steeplechase in the Oregon Relays, talks to reporters about the race and her sponsorship situation. The 2012 Olympic finalist has been dropped by Nike.
Oregon decathlete Dakota Keys riffs on his victory in the Oregon Relays decathlon. Video by RunnerSpace.com.
The Ducks announce the signing of five prep stars.
Oregon State heptathlete Kara Hallock sets a personal record and finishes second in the Oregon Relays heptathlon.
The University of Portland’s Korey Thieleke breaks the school record in the men’s 400.
Portland State athletes climb the school’s career lists.
South Eugene’s Reilly Bloomer saves his best for the big stage.
Devon Allen is looking at a mid-May return, which most likely means he won’t run track for the Ducks this season.
Paul Merca: Alexa Efraimson finishes a strong third in the 1,500 at the Mt. SAC Relays.
Efraimson talks to RunnerSpace.com after the Mt. SAC 1,500 for this video.
Arizona’s Elvin Kibbet breaks the school record in the women’s 5,000 at Mt SAC, running 15:36.08.
The Statesman-Journal’s Pete Martini: The 2021 World Outdoor Championship add to Eugene’s rich tradition of track & field.
Shalane Flanagan is ready for a good fight at the Boston Marathon, as she tells Flotrack in this video.
The Bowerman Track Club’s Matt Tegenkamp is excited for the Boston atmosphere.
Once again, the Boston Marathon will be run sans pacers.
Ben True and Molly Huddle win the BAA 5k races, and take down U.S. records in the process.
The experts at LetsRun.com break down the BAA 5k races.
True and Huddle rewrite the U.S. record book in Boston.
Christian Cantwell wins the Downtown Shot at the Kansas Relays.
Jesse Squire previews the weekend’s best matchups for the Daily Relay.
Usain Bolt wants to shatter the 19-second barrier.
The front page from LetsRun.com.
The links package from Track & Field News.
The links from Duck Sports Now.
The links from Beaver Sports Now.
— Ken Goe
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