Oregon Relays 2022


Henry Prusse, Sports Reporter

In the final event of the weekend, the Duck Track Club—former UO standouts Matt Wisner, James West, Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare —combined for a time of 15:52.05 in an attempt at a world-best time in the 4xMile relay.  The feat of the world record was amazing to watch. I was fortunate to be with my team to attend the meet and compete with some of the best athletes in highschool track and field. All of the fields were loaded with the best athletes. There was already a high octane of talent from every athlete. And to cap off the two day event was a crack at the world record for the 4xmile relay.

The event was held at the legendary Hayward Field. It was amazing to walk into the stadium and know what had happened there and what will happen in the future there. Many world records will be attempted there and many will happen by surprise to the athletes that are competing and watching. Just to feel the roar of the crowd and to come out of the stadium tunnel and see everyone in the crowd cheering. Just to watch the collegiate and professional field compete was enough to go but the opportunity to compete was jaw dropping.

“This is amazing, I can’t believe I’m here,” senior, Isaac Halverson, said.

“Let’s rise to the occasion today,” track Coach, Chris Brower, said.

The fact that we were invited to come and race in the Distance Medley Relay was amazing since not many teams are invited to this event. Being invited is very special because they paid for the hotels we stayed at. The athletes that competed in that event were Isaac Halverson 1200, Henry Prusse 400, Ryan Bennett 800, Ethan Peterson 1600. These students are the best athletes Farmington High School has seen in these events and probably will be for a long time.