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EUGENE, Ore. — The curtain was raised on opening night for the grandest stage in all of track and field Friday.

Oregon hosted the first day of the first meet at refurbished Hayward Field, kicking off two days of competition in the Hayward Premiere. The Ducks were able to celebrate four event victories, and more than a dozen personal bests.

Most of all, they were able to celebrate the return of competition at their home facility. And what a remarkable facility it is.

"This has been a long time coming for us here, and our program," said UO head coach Robert Johnson, whose team last hosted an outdoor meet in the spring of 2018.