Renovations in TrackTown: A Step Forward

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Eugene, Oregon; a town known throughout the country to have some of the deepest roots in track and field history, enough to be called TrackTown USA. This title is in no small part thanks to historic Hayward Field that graces the campus of the University of Oregon. Hayward Field has been home to many important track meets where world records have …

NCAA Women’s Track and Field Championships Predictions

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With the NCAA Track and Field Championships around the corner, Oregon solidified its status as favorites in the men’s and women’s competitions. The Duck men and women swept the PAC-12 Championships two weeks ago, despite missing some key contributors. Last week I made my predictions for the NCAA meet on the men’s side; this week, the women take center stage. Again, I stress that these predictions are only …

NCAA Track and Field Championship Predictions

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With the NCAA Track and Field Championships right around the corner, Oregon made a huge statement and cemented its status as favorites on both the men’s and women’s side. The Ducks men and women swept the PAC-12 Championships last weekend, despite missing some of their most important contributors. In the spirit of championship season, I would like to make a few predictions, while stressing …

Can The King Be Dethroned?

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With conference championships coming up and athletes looking to get their last minute qualifying times in, there is one particular story line that many in the track and field world want to see develop. Everyone loves an underdog, and Oregon’s Edward Cheserek is anything but that. Only a sophomore, he already has more titles (seven) than anyone he is competing against. Cheserek has …

History Made at ‘Oregon Twilight’

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The night was truly star-studded last night at the Oregon Twilight Invitational. Former, current, and future Ducks all toed the line, which made for some pretty special races. Future Duck Matthew Maton had a night he would never forget. He became just the sixth high school prep athlete to ever break the 4-minute-mile barrier. Maton did not bear the colors of …

Ducks Look NCAA Ready After Weekend Meets

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The Ducks split up this past weekend, sending a squad to the Oregon State University High Performance Meet while another group was sent down to Stanford for the Peyton Jordan Invitational. Over at OSU, the Ducks took wins in many events. Waverly Neer, a transfer from Columbia, made her first appearance in an Oregon uniform and won the 5000 meter race …

Upset City at Penn Relays

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The Ducks flew east to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past weekend to compete at the oldest collegiate track meet in America, The Penn Relays. With its A-squad of runners, Oregon went up against the best relay teams the nation has to offer. The results provided plenty of upsets for the Ducks, both good and bad. On the women’s side, Oregon was the favorite heading …

Ducks Score High In Recruiting Class

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The Oregon Ducks have always been known for their track prestige, much of their skill stemming from their ability to recruit. This year will be no different; the Ducks have managed to nab the top talent around the country once again. Matthew Maton, an Oregon native from Bend, signed on to run with the Ducks next year. Maton has won six Oregon …

Ducks Lined Up to Run in Today’s Meet

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Today is the Pepsi Team Invitational and Oregon’s first home meet of the year. There are some great races and great line-ups; here are some to keep an eye on. Men’s Javelin: Field includes 2014 NCAA Champion Sam Crouser from Oregon and NCAA Runner-Up Raymond Dykstra of Kentucky. Currently Crouser is leading the NCAA with a throw of 259-0 with …

Ducks Flock Together in Stanford 10K

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Anyone who watched the Stanford Invitational last weekend may have scratched their heads when they saw the men’s 10,000m race. Among two Ducks lagging in last place for most of the race, were two of the best distance runners in the nation, Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins. Just weeks ago, Cheserek and Jenkins brought home four NCAA titles combined. So why …

Pre Classic to Hold World’s Best Talent

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The Prefontaine Classic is one of the most anticipated and prestigious track and field meets in America. Bringing some of the greatest international runners in the world to America, the Prefontaine Classic has seen some of the greatest achievements in track history on American soil. No other meet in the United States has given us as many sub-four minute mile …

Could this be the best distance team Oregon has ever assembled?

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Earlier this month, the Oregon men’s track and field team returned home from the indoor NCAA championships with a 74 point victory, winning the team title. Most of the points came from the distance events, causing one to harken back to the days of when legendary coaches Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger led the team. Back in the ’70s and …