Decision Time for Dakotah Keys

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Dakotah Keys has been the face of the Oregon Track and Field decathlon since Ashton Eaton graduated in 2010, but as a recent graduate, Keys now has a multitude of decisions to make regarding future opportunities in track and field. For the uninitiated, Keys was a three-time Pac-10/12 decathlon champ, a number equal to that of current decathlon World Record …

Track Championships: Men are Charging and Women Bounce Back

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Mike Merrell, reporting from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon The University of Oregon Ducks Men’s Track and Field Team made another positive move toward a second-straight NCAA Division I championship Thursday when decathlete Dakota Keys wrestled his way up from fifth place to third with a total score of 7863, just short of his personal best of 8,086. Keys …

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, …

Ducks Start Strong at NCAA Track & Field Championships

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The Oregon Ducks Men’s Track & Field team held form and then some on the first day of the 2015 NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field, setting up a Friday showdown with co-favorite Florida. The Ducks scored 33 big first-day points to take what looks like a commanding lead, but Florida, with 16 points, stands poised to cut deeply into …

A Double Track Championship? Oregon Is in the Hunt!

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Wednesday marks the beginning of what could be the four most exciting days in Duck track and field history as the men’s and women’s teams have a chance to win dual titles for the first time. According to the usually-reliable Track and Field News’ forecasts, the men are favored to win their second title in a row by a scant …