Ducks Men Run Away with NCAA Track & Field Crown

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Mike Merrell, reporting direct from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon What was supposed to be a close team race turned into a romp as the Oregon Men’s Track & Field Team ran away with a second straight NCAA Outdoor title. The Ducks racked up 85 points to outdistance second place Florida with 56. Track & Field News had projected …

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 …

Look to FishDuck for NCAA Track & Field Coverage

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Look to FishDuck.com to bring you coverage of the 2015 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Track & Field Championships. Covering the event for FishDuck will be our editor-in-chief and former Oregon Track Club member Mike Merrell, who narrowly missed qualifying for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon. In addition to following all of our Oregon Ducks, Mike will be …

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 …

Bucs’ Choice, Baby-Talk Athletes and Fans’ Rights

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Mike Merrell’sThree-and-Out While the national pundits make a bit of an about face on the Mariota vs. Winston draft pick issue, it’s not a bad time to take a look at some of the little things that maybe shouldn’t be so little in the convoluted relationship among athletics, universities and fans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top draft choice, baby-talk athletes …

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 …

Andy Powell — “One of the easiest years I’ve had coaching.”

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With a dominant performance at the Indoor NCAAs this past weekend, the Ducks scored 74 points. Only four of those points came from Greg Skipper’s 5th place finish in the weight throw, making 70 points  scored by the distance team. The men’s distance coach, Andy Powell, gave the credit not to himself but to the leadership of the team. He said “They …

Edward Cheserek: Rewriting Oregon Record Books

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One of the fastest runners in the world is an Oregon Duck and his name isn’t Marcus Mariota, Dior Mathis, Charles Nelson or even Devon Allen. His name is Edward Cheserek and his is a sophomore at Oregon, originally from Kenya. Last weekend, Edward won his 2nd indoor track and field national championship, this time in the mile run and came in 2nd …

Can Cheserek Pull-Off the Triple?

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With the indoor track season coming to a close, the last meet of the year is approaching and it is expected to be a shootout. Among the men, the two top teams are Oregon’s strength in distance versus Florida’s strength in the sprint and field events. The Ducks are sending six men in the distance events, wherein four are expected to compete …

Preview: A Look Forward to the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Season

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It’s a lofty task wearing the large “O” on your jersey at the starting line for a race. The history that comes with the jersey is arguably richer than any other college running uniform. (Ten combined Division 1 Cross Country Championships, 14 combined D1 Track and Field championships, countless Olympians, Coach Bill Bowerman … need I say more?) That’s why …