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UO Track & Field Teams Win Championships

NCAA Track ChampionshipEUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Ducks’ indoor track and field teams are coming home champions.

The women’s team beat Texas and Florida in a very close race Saturday to bring home its fifth straight title, making Oregon only the second team in NCAA history to do so.

The men’s team cruised to the championship, its first since 2009.

Fans say the national titles will continue to help put UO on the map for college recruiting.

“I think it will keep attracting more students, high school students. It really gets our name out there and since we’re doing better and better at sports, it really gets U of O out there and it’s awesome,” said Katie Werner, a UO student.

“We’re known for like Prefontaine and everything and I think this will just bring more of an audience and again the incoming students and more media attention,” said Emily Black, a UO student.

Fans also think this will get people more excited for the track events in Eugene this summer.

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