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Oregon Track & Field: Women rise, men fall in latest rankings after Pepsi Invite

The latest rankings are out and it is mixed results for the Oregon men and women.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There was some movement in this weekend's outdoor track & field rankings after Saturday's Pepsi Invitational at Hayward Field. The women climbed a couple spots into the top 5 while the men dropped a spot after tying with Penn State at home.

The women moved into the top five after an impressive showing at the Pepsi Invitational at Hayward Field, defeating Penn State, Washington and USC. Alysha Johnson clocked a time of 13.06 seconds in the 100 hurdles, a meet record and then helped the Ducks win the 4x400 race in another meet record of 3:32.07. The Oregon women also set a new school record in the 4x100 with a time of 42.88 seconds.

The Oregon women moved up from No. 6 to No. 4 in the nation. Here's how the top five shapes out:

Rank School
1 Arkansas
2 LSU
3 USC
4 Oregon
5 Texas A&M

The men didn't fare quite as well, unfortunately. After tying with Penn State in the Pepsi Invite, the Ducks fell from No. 2 to No. 3 in this week's rankings. Devon Allen had a strong showing, winning the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles while also running in the 4x400 and 4x100. However, Edward Cheserek was upset in the 5000, being out kicked at the end by Washington's Colby Gilbert.

Here's how the men's top five looks after the weekend:

Rank School
1 Texas A&M
2 Florida
3 Oregon
4 Texas
5 LSU

The Ducks are back in action next week with some athletes heading south to the Mt. Sac Relays in Sacramento while others will hang back in Eugene for the Oregon Relays. Both meets begin April 14th.