Duck Men and Women lead NCAA Track and Field Championships heading into the final day

Heading into the final day, both the Oregon men and the Oregon women are leading the track and field championships, and the possibility for a sweep still exists.

Friday saw Galen Rupp won the 5000m race, after stopping mid-race to fix his shoe. Rupp took 10 points in the event while Shadrack Biwott finished eighth for one point. Cyrus Hosetler came in 4th in the javelin, picking up 5 points for the team, leaving the Oregon men at 36 points on the meet, 20 of which were won by Rupp and Ashton Eaton.

On the women's side, Rachel Yurkovich won her second consecutive NCAA javelin, while Brianne Theisen won the heptathlon, breaking the school record in the process. With a second place finish from Nicole Blood in the 5,000, and a sixth place finish by Kalindra McFadden in the heptathalon, the Oregon women have 39 points overall.

Going into the final day, things are going to get very exciting. On the men's side, Oregon only has two more competitorsm, Andrew Wheating in the 800 and Jordan McNamara in the 1,500. While Wheating should win, McNamara will do well to simply win points. The only Oregon woman left is Keshia Baker, who will compete in the 400.

Unfortunately, Oregon's main competition is Texas A&M, which still has a multitude of competitors. While the Aggie men only have 13 points, they have 4 competitors in the triple jump with 3 likely to score. They also have competitors in the 200, 400, and 4x400. Texas A&M has faltered in the competition, like Oregon, but the Ducks could not capitalize. The final day is sure to be action packed, as track and field news projects Ducks to win 46 to 44.

The Oregon women do not have quite the lead that the men do, as they are up only 20 points over A&M, do not figure to put many points on the board today. The meet's is Texas A&M's to lose, and they are projected to take the title, 50 to 44.

Today's meet should be on CBS (or can be seen online here), with the main track events set to be starting at 12:05 CST. GO DUCKS! Bring home the championships!

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