Quack Fix: Eaton and Centrowitz are US Champions, which Pac-12 team will regress?

Not a lot of quack this morning, but the football-less weekends are starting to dwindle. Here's some quack this morning:

  • The USA Track and Field Championships were held at Hayward Field over the weekend, and a few current and former Ducks had great showing. Ashton Eaton did what he always does, win the decathlon, with the fifth best performance in US history. He also set the US decathlete record for the 110m hurdles.
  • Oregon junior Matthew Centrowitz stunned the Hayward field crowd by winning the 1500. He held off Bernard Lagat, Leonel Manzano, and teamate and NCAA champion Andrew Wheating to win, with a time of 3 minutes 47.63 seconds. With a very slow early pace, many runners stayed in the race, and 6 other runners finished within a second of Centrowitz. Centrowitz and Wheating (because Bernard Lagat will not compete in the 1500) will now have a chance to qualify for the World Championships, but both will need to get a  "A" standard time of 3:35.00 before August 8th.
  • Ted Miller has a good poll question up today: Which Pac-12 team is most likely to regress in 2011? I would choose Arizona, but how much can you really regress from 7-6, including a collapse reminiscent of Oregon in 2006 (or 2002). Of true regression, Stanford probably has the high chance, but they'll still likely end up a respectable 8-4 at worst.
  • In Pac-12 previews, Paul Myerberg looks at OSU in his Countdown, and they come in at No. 66. Did you know that no one has done more with less than OSU? What a bunch of little lunch-pail scrappers those guys are.
  • Matt Hinton put out his Up-And-Coming teams over the weekend, and Ducks made both the offensive and defensive lists. On offense, Josh Huff gets a mentionOn defense, Ricky Heimuli does.

Got anything else? Leave it below. GO DUCKS!

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