Eugene, OR. -- It wasn’t Hayward Field. It was Whyte Track and Field Center. But to compete in a meet close to Eugene, it would have to suffice for the Oregon track and field team. The Ducks participated in all events during the OSU High Performance meet Saturday.
"I was so keen to race this race because it's the closest thing we'll get to being at home this year,” said Oregon middle distance runner Jessica Hull.
With a home crowd watching the Ducks compete in track and field, Hull came in first place in the Women’s 800 meter with a time of 2:07.
“I haven't raced for about a month and the first one when you start racing is always really hard. So I think that was the goal today,” said Hull. “I was trying to shock the system and I really think I shocked my system. Hopefully going forward we see it go a little smoother. Running the 800 going forward it's nice to see how patient I'm going to have to be. So today I think it was a good starting point for that."
The Ducks will use this experience to prepare for the Pac-12 Championships in Tucson starting May 11.
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