When Jasmin Reed crossed the finish line first in the 60-meter dash at the UW Preview two weeks ago, she set a new personal best of 7.39 seconds and took the first win on the track of 2019 for the Ducks. It was a promising start for Oregon and Reed, who earned three All-American awards as a …

Head coach Robert Johnson told media the track and field team was “chomping at the bit” for the first meet of the 2019 season, and the enthusiasm showed in the results at the UW Preview in Seattle on Saturday. For complete meet results, follow the link here.

Shae Anderson, a sophomore middle distance runner on the Oregon track and field team, announced via Instagram she would be transferring to UCLA. She has three eligible season of indoor and outdoor track remaining, and is expected to compete in both for UCLA.  

Oregon has hired Ben Thomas to take over the middle distance and distance coaching duties, filling the major void left by Andy and Maurica Powell, the former associate head coach and assistant coach. Thomas was introduced Monday as the associate head coach for cross country and track and field.

USC jumper Lyndsey Lopes clears the bar during the high jump final. The NCAA Track & Field National Championships are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Adam/Emerald)

Houston sprinter Cameron Burrell races toward the finish line to win the 4x100m final. The NCAA Track & Field National Championships are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Adam/Emerald)

Oregon sprinter Alaysha Johnson hands off the baton to teammate Lauren Rain Williams during the 4x100m prelim. The NCAA Track & Field National Championships are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Adam/Emerald)

Alabama thrower Daniel Haugh spins with the hammer. The NCAA Track & Field National Championships are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Adam/Emerald)

Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek clears the bar. The 44th Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, May 25, 2018. (Benjamin Green/Emerald)

Benjamin Kigen leaps over the water hazard during the 3000 steeplechase. The 44th Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)