Morning Quack Fix: Track and field reaction and recruiting news

Well, the NBA season is over, and we're that much closer to college football. On to today's quack!

  • The big story of the weekend was the NCAA track and field championships. Ken Goe, who had excellent coverage all week long, has a good wrap up of the event. While watching Texas A&M take the title on the final event stings, this is Oregon's best finish at the championships since winning it all in 1984. So while the loss is disappointing, it's important to remember how far Oregon track has come in the past few years, and looks to be returning to its former stature. 
  • The Register Guard also has a bit more from Andrew Wheating, who won the 800m in dramatic fashion, after hurting himself as he went into his kick. He fought the whole way, but said, "I was grateful when it was over and it was a relief to find out I won. I struggled that last 100. I was hoping my calf wouldn’t rip apart … I was gritting my teeth. I just wanted to be done."
  • It was also a big recruiting weekend. The biggest news in the region is the verbal commitment of Jesuit (Portland) 4* WR Keanon Lowe to UW. He was to go to camps at both Oregon and USC. The commitment of Nick Montana played a large role in his decision.
  • Meanwhile, two camps were held in Oregon over the weekend. Oregon held it's NIKE camp over the weekend and receiver Booker Wells, out of Grant high school in Portland, was named the MVP. Booker has been a relative unknown, but if he keeps this type of production up during his senior year, could garner some offers from Pac-10 schools. Also held was the Eugene Elite 11 QB camp. Vancouver, WA QB Garrett Grayson made a splash at the Eugene Elite 11, winning MVP honors. He is currently being recruited by OSU and BSU.

That's all for now. As always, leave any news or comments below. GO DUCKS!

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