Redshirt junior Carmela Cardama Baez brought the crowd at Mike A. Myers Stadium to its feet with a strong close over the final lap of the 10,000 meters that resulted in a national runner-up performance. Coupled with a seventh-place finish by junior Rhesa Foster in the long jump, the Women of Oregon picked up 10 points Thursday evening at the NCAA Championships. The Ducks also advanced four to finals including defending national champion Jessica Hull in the 1,500 meters. The Oregon women now have eight scoring chances remaining with four field opportunities in the triple jump, discus and javelin. The Men of Oregon got on the board with the conclusion of the two-day, 10-event decathlon. Freshman Max Vollmer scored 7,703 points to finish fifth overall in his NCAA debut and secured four points toward the men’s total.

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