Forget Duck Season. It’s Open Season on Feet!

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out Any team this determined to shoot itself in the foot should not wear fluorescent orange shoes. It makes it just too easy. They should wear green shoes that match the color of the turf. Or if they HAVE to be exotic, they could go with camo. Anything to give the poor feet a sporting chance. Besides that …

Ducks Look to Continue Bowerman Award Dominance

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In Track and Field, no individual award is more prestigious than the Bowerman Trophy. It’s the sport’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, and the Ducks are looking to go two-for-two this year on the awards. Since its inception in 2009, three Ducks have won this prestigious award, with nine finalists. Arizona has the second highest number of finalists with four; thus the Ducks …

Track Talk — A Beginner’s Guide to the Multi-Events

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The multi-events, or “multis,” as they’re known, consist of the 10-event decathlon for men and the seven-event heptathlon for women. Because of the nature of some of the events, not all occur at indoor competitions, as the men revert to a heptathlon while the women compete in a five-event pentathlon. By contrast, the outdoor multis at the NCAAs take place over two days, …

A New Duck Speedster: Tony James

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Duck football fanboys are smiling after Tony James‘s performance in the 60-meter dash at the University of Washington Invitational Track Meet this past weekend. James, a redshirt freshman tailback, notched a 6.71 in the semi-finals, the second-fastest Duck time ever for the distance, tying Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton and surpassing Oregon speedsters LaMichael James and Dior Mathis. The 5’9, 180-lb …