A Full Day 1 Recap Of Nike Outdoor Nationals And U.S. U20


* Oregon's Kathleen Clute secured the victory in the U20 3,000 steeplechase, dropping a 10:02.23.

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NIKE OUTDOOR NATIONALS / U20

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An exciting four days lie ahead of us in Eugene, Oregon, and as always, MileSplit has you covered! 

Day one of the Nike Outdoor Nationals and USATF U20 Championships kicked off at Hayward Field on Wednesday. 

We'll be recapping the events daily, including photos, videos, interviews, and more! 

You can find event-by-event coverage from Day One, updated throughout the day, below! 

U20 Women's 5,000: Four athletes hit the World U20 qualifying standard as Zariel Macchia led the field in 16:13.04. Briana Benis of Vanderbilt finished second, clocking 16:15.58, while Arianne Olson of Notre Dame ran 16.20.88 for third. Fourth was Ellie Shea of Emerging Elites in 16:20.91.

U20 Men's 5,000: Liam Newhart of Wisconsin ran away with the title in a time of 14:08.74. Teammates Nathan Lopez and Nolan Clark of Michigan earned the next two spots - Lopez clocked 14:09.51 for second, while Clark finished third in 14:20.94.

Girls DMR: South Lakes (VA) claims the title in 11:38.03, while The Jets (KY) finish runner-up in 11:55.47. These were the only two teams to dip under the 12 minute barrier. Forest Park (OR) finishes third, clocking 12:36.92. 

Boys DMR: Taking down the previous Hayward Field record time of 9:59.57, Team Onalaska (WI) takes the title in a blazing 9:56.83. Ventura Running (CA) followed closely, clocking 9:57.87 for second. Third was Valhalla (UT) in 10:16.78. 

U20 Men's Pole Vault: With six men hitting the U20 World standard, a lot of excitement surrounded the U20 pole vault. Victor Olesen of Xtreme Heights claimed the victory, clearing 5.40m (17-08.50). Bryce Barkdull of Shocker TC also cleared 5.40m to finish runner-up. Paul Migas took third, clearing 5.30m (17-04.50). 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

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"There's nothing I want to do more than to represent the United States, so I think that's so cool, even on a junior level. So I'm really excited about that."


Katie Clute, Oregon freshman

She won the 3K steeplechase on Wednesday in 10:02.03 and qualified for the U.S. U20 team headed to the World U20 Championships in Europe