Devon Allen Speaks with FishDuck on Recent Success and Future With Ducks

Rob Liggins FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

The last few months have been nothing short of spectacular for Oregon track and field freshman-sensation Devon Allen. In 2014, Allen has both made a name for himself and solidified his place in University of Oregon history as a star hurdler for the men’s track and field team. Allen finished second at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in both …

Ducks Shine on Days 1 and 2 of NCAA Track and Field Championships

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Day 1 of the 2014 NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field was highlighted by spectacular performances from multiple Duck athletes. Oregon’s Laura Roesler excited the home crowd while winning her preliminary heat and running the fastest overall women’s 800 meter dash of the day. Roesler spent most of the race comfortably running in third place, prior …

Track Town USA: The Legacy Of Hayward Field Lives On

Kerry Merrill FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Located on the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus, Hayward Field is one of the world’s most famous track-and-field-only facilities.  But before Hayward Field was the fan-filled, legendary home of insanely talented track and field athletes, it was a small, quarter mile dirt track named Kincaid Field.  The track itself actually dates all the way back to 1895 when the University …

Fearless Leaders…of the Running Kind

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There is a reason Eugene is known as Tracktown, USA.  One of those reasons is that reading a list of Oregon’s Track and Field head coaches is like reading a list of who’s who in the sport. Since the track and field program was established at Oregon in 1895, there have been only seven permanent head coaches. Of those seven, …

The Surprise Winner of 2013 NCAA Track Championships

Mathew Topolewski FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

As the the final runner crossed the finish line on the last day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships Saturday, the Ducks – particularly the women’s squad – left behind a potentially historic season incomplete.  It wasn’t what many had hoped for, but still shows what a great program Oregon has.  Even on a day where things might have gone better, our teams sprinted away with three individual first …

When Hayward Field’s Magic Worked For The Ducks

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It has been almost 30 years since Oregon won its last NCAA men’s outdoor track and field championship.  The Ducks men’s team won its last outdoor championship in 1984.  One of the fascinating facts about Oregon’s track and field history is that all three of its undisputed men’s outdoor track and field championships (1962, 1964 and 1984) were won at …