Tagged: Oregon Ducks Track & Field

Ducks Flock Home to Track & Field National Championships 1

Ducks Flock Home to Track & Field National Championships

Unlike other sports where entire teams either advance or go home, track & field is a race-by-race proposition.  After a sterling run of performances at the Western Prelimiminary Rounds in Austin, Texas this weekend, where the Ducks advanced 29 of their 46 competing athletes, the flock...

The Official Pre-Meet for the “Prelims” 1

The Official Pre-Meet for the “Prelims”

  The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin today at 10:00 a.m. with three days of preliminary rounds segregated by East and West sites.  For the Ducks, this means competing in Austin, Texas, against the best of the West.  The competition is comprised of...

The Calm Before the Track & Field Storm 1

The Calm Before the Track & Field Storm

I love the moments just before a race when the runners set up their blocks and get into the proverbial “zone.”  Then an official’s voice is heard and states, in a voice like a NASA rocket launch countdown, “Runners warm up… sweats off… runners on your...

The early days of Hayward Field 1

Running Giants at Historic Hayward Field

Track Town, USA.  The words bring to mind a few things: Eugene, the Ducks, Steve Prefontaine and lastly but most importantly, Hayward Field.  Fans, athletes and coaches all over the world know about Hayward Field.  Athletes and coaches love to compete...

A Duck Dynasty 2

A Duck Dynasty

When we think of sports dynasties, we think of teams such as the ’47-’62 New York Yankees, the ’91-’98 Chicago Bulls, or more recently Alabama’s football team.  After this weekend, we can add another team to this list – the men of Oregon’s Outdoor Track & Field...

Hayward: Home to the Human Race 0

Hayward: Home to the Human Race

During the Oregon Relays / Arkansas Dual, I got an inkling of the true meaning and experience of Hayward Field.  What is so incredible is its ability to unify all – from the average fan to the Olympic athlete.  Unlike Autzen or PK Park where there’s...

The Return of Fleet’s Formidable Foot 1

The Return of Fleet’s Formidable Foot

Even the tiniest of limbs are important to your every day life.  I once broke my thumb, which made writing, typing, and even eating that bowl of cereal extremely difficult.  How bad would it be to injure a back, leg, or foot so bad that simply...

A Promising Loss 0

A Promising Loss

This year’s Oregon Relays/Arkansas Dual was simply, “Wow.”  Our men’s Track & Field team was ranked #4 nationally going into the meet, while Arkansas was #2. Both teams had beaten top-ranked Texas A&M earlier.  So it was a dual of epic proportions, and a...