Marybeth Sant has become the second sprinter in a little over a week to leave the Oregon track and field program. Much like Jasmine Todd, she made her announcement via Instagram. Todd specifically stated that she was leaving for reasons "outside her control" and the decision was not injury-related. Todd's announcement came during the NCAA West Prelims last weekend where she did not compete despite being entered in the 100, 4x100 and long jump. The school records in all three events belong to her.
Sant's decision may have been less shocking due to the fact that she didn't compete in 2016. Her career will end with the eighth-best 100 time in Duck history (11.46). Her career highlights include a fifth-place finish in the 100 at the Pac-12 Championships along with an eighth-place finish in the 200 during her freshman year. Unfortunately, she would fail to qualify for the Pac-12 finals the next year, and is now saying goodbye to her career.
Head coach Robert Johnson has not addressed either departure, so it'll be interesting to see if he does come Tuesday. On Tuesday, the pre-meet press conference will be held before the NCAA Outdoor Championships get underway.