Though the Oregon track and field team has prepared for hot temperatures during the championship season, the first day of the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in Tucson, Arizona, brought something different entirely.

After running some of their fastest times all season at the Payton Jordan Invitational on Thursday, the Oregon men’s distance squad sent several runners to compete in the Linfield Open in McMinnville, Oregon, on Saturday and the Portland Twilight on Friday.

Despite having plenty of experience in the decathlon, two Oregon men competed for the first time in Oregon singlets at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University. Max Volmer, a freshman from Ulm, Germany, finished fifth in group four of the men’s decathlon.