Ducks take on the World Athletics Championships

Seven recent and former female Ducks will return to Hayward Field for the World Athletics Championships held on U.S. soil for the very 1st time!

The World Athletics Championships (WCH Oregon22) are being held on U.S. soil for the very first time – right here in Eugene! As our city known as “Track Town USA” prepares for the world to come to Oregon, we’re even more pumped to cheer on a handful of recent and former Ducks who will be competing in the event. 14 Ducks overall will appear in the World Championships, with 7 recent standouts and notable alumni from the Women of Oregon representing five countries in nine events.

Two female members who competed for the Ducks in the most recent 2021-2022 season will make their first appearance in a World Championships. Kemba Nelson, who was NCAA Champion in the 100 meters, solidified her spot on Team Jamaica after finishing second in the same event at the Jamaican Championships. She will run the 100 meters and the 4×100 meter relay races at WCH Oregon22. Shana Grebo will represent Team France in the 4×400 meter relay.

Jillian Weir will represent Canada in the hammer throw, while Jessica Hull will attempt to win Australia a medal in both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters. This will be both Weir and Hull’s second World Championships appearance.

Representing Team USA will be Alaysha Johnson in the 100 meter hurdles, Jenna Prandini in the 200 meters, and Raevyn Rogers in the 800 meters. Johnson will make her first appearance at Worlds, while Prandini and Rogers will look to add more hardware to their silver medals won in 2015 and 2019, respectively.

You can catch these standout athletes compete in the World Championships at Hayward Field in multiple ticketed sessions. Good luck to our recent and former Ducks as they look to bring home gold!