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Photos: Day One of USATF Championships



Hayward Field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 25-28 2015.

Richard Jones runs the men's 800 meter semi final. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Richard Jones runs the men’s 800 meter semi-final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Ashley Spencer prepares to run the semi final 400 meter dash. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Ashley Spencer prepares to run the semi-final 400 meter dash. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

First place winner Molly Huddle (center) stands with second and third place winners Shalane Flanagan (right) and Emily Infeld (left) after the women's 10,000 meter final. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

First place winner Molly Huddle (center) stands with second and third place winners Shalane Flanagan (right) and Emily Infeld (left) after the women’s 10,000 meter final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Tyler Pennel runs the 10,000 meter final. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Tyler Pennel runs the 10,000 meter final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Tyler Pennel and first place winner Galen Rupp run the men's 10,000 meter final.

Tyler Pennel and first place winner Galen Rupp run the men’s 10,000 meter final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Men's 10,000 meter final. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Men’s 10,000 meter final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Hassan Mead collapses happily after taking third place in the men's 10,000 meter final. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Hassan Mead collapses happily after taking third place in the men’s 10,000 meter final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Third and second place winners Hassan Mead and Benjamin True rejoice after the men's 10,000 meter final. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Third and second place winners Hassan Mead and Benjamin True rejoice after the men’s 10,000 meter final. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Flags fly high over the first day of the USA track and field outdoor championships at Hayward Field. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Flags fly high over the first day of the USA track and field outdoor championships. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Galen Rupp takes first place in the 10,000 meter final as the sun sets. Hayward field hosts the 2015 USATF Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 25-28 2015. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

Rupp accepts his seventh national title as the sun sets. (Meerah Powell/Emerald)

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Meerah Powell is the Digital Managing Editor for The Daily Emerald. She is currently studying journalism and philosophy at the University of Oregon. Before her current position, she worked as an Arts and Culture writer for the Emerald. She's also worked with Oregon Public Broadcasting, Eugene Weekly, Ethos Magazine and OR Magazine.