Tagged: Oregon Ducks Track & Field

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 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...

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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,...

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...