Quack Fix: Track sweeps Pac-12 championships, softball advances to Super Regionals

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Good morning and a happy Monday to you all. Smell that? It's the smell of Oregon victories left and right this weekend.

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  • The Oregon track & field team had a successful weekend in Pullman, sweeping the conference championships for the sixth consecutive year. For the men, it was their eighth straight conference title. Jenna Prandini was named the women's Athlete of the Meet for winning three individual events, contributing 38 points in total to Oregon's team score. The last to accomplish that feat was UCLA's Seilala Sue in 1999.
  • On the diamond, Oregon softball dominated the Eugene regional with a clean sweep, capped off by a 6-0 win over Wisconsin on Sunday. During the three games, Oregon outscored their opponents 24-2, with half of those runs coming in their opening game against Utah Valley on Friday. The Ducks now advance to the Super Regionals where they will play host to the No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers with a trip to the Women's College World Series on the line.
  • The men's golf team punched their ticket to the NCAA championships with a second place finish in the NCAA West Regional. The Ducks finished just one stroke behind Stanford when it was all said and done, clinching their fifth trip to the NCAA championships in head coach Casey Martin's eighth season with Oregon.
  • It took a couple of extra innings, but the Ducks capped a sweep over the defending national champion UCLA Bruins with a 5-4 win on Sunday. The series marked Oregon's first Pac-12 road sweep of the year, which should provide a boost of momentum heading into the final week of the regular season. Oregon, who sits in a third-place tie with Arizona State, hosts Oregon State on Tuesday before the final series of the regular season when California comes to town for three games over the weekend.
  • After being passed up by every team in the NFL draft, former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla earned a tryout with the Green Bay Packers. Lyerla was one of 28 players invited to the rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said they are fully aware of everything the prospects have done on and off the field, and feel Lyerla has earned the right to compete for a spot at training camp with the Packers.

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