Ducks win. Ducks win.
Napa, California: The Duck women won the Pac-10
Championship today. The Duck men won the Pac-10 Championship today. What a great
day at the track and what a great day for Duck fans! Our team is awesome!
Superman Ashton Eaton ran a few more races today at the stadium in
Berkeley, California - he won the hurdles, was 2nd in the 100m and ran a
leg in the 4x100 relay. (Don't forget, Eaton is a decathlete.) Oregon
men won with 168.5 points - 39.25 of them scored by Ashton Eaton.
Ashton Eaton always thanks the crowd after his event. Here, he flashes
us the "O". Apparently his Superman cape is invisible, because it never
shows up in a photograph.
Here is something you don't see very often - Ashton receiving a
second-place award. Yes, folks, Ashton was only second in the
100m final. Ahmad Rashad of USC won the title. Rashad is unbelievably
So many members of the team ran three, four or more times. AJ Acosta ran
the 1500 (plus 1500m heats), the steeple and the 5000. So many of the
sprinters ran their races and were on relay teams. Competition was
fierce - and it was just a fabulous meet.
The Oregon women won with a score of 215 points - an uncommonly high
mark. Duck women rule! Read more about the meet
Guess who were named "Athletes of the Meet"? Yep - our
multi-event champions - Brianne Theisen and Ashton Eaton.
Isn't that sweet? They have formed an "O" with
their hands... but it may as well have been a "heart". They have been
dating for years.
After the meet, the teams posed for photographs.
Then they took a victory lap.
Then, I guess a group hug was in order.
It was a wonderful day and I am so proud of the Oregon team!
DT and I are exhausted. We are over-tracked. We are over fed. We have
consumed too much fine wine. Tomorrow, we are pointing the Magna
Peregrinus north... taking the scenic route, of course. Until my
next update, I remain, your GO DUCKS correspondent.
FYI: The RV Goddess gets a mention
in Tim Forbes column yesterday.
RV Park: -
Skyline Wilderness Park. This campground is
operated by county. The 39 sites are cozy and on
gravel. Some full hook-up 30/50-amp sites, but most
sites are water and electric only. Bathhouse
on-site, and a laundromat just a few blocks down the
road. The park has miles of hiking and equestrian
trails and actually has a path that leads one mile
to the river where it joins the trails at Kennedy
Park. Though very rural, this campground is just
minutes to downtown Napa and would be a good choice
if you are camping with kids. Dogs are allowed in
the campground, but are not allowed on the trails.