Track Ducks Punch Their Tickets To The NCAAs

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With the conclusion of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championships, it is time to place everyone who qualified for the big meet. The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Here is a complete list of participants. Congratulations to our Ducks, listed below. Men: Edward Cheserek: qualified in …

Top Distance Men To Watch At NCAAs

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The Duck’s track and field team has always been known for their strength in the distances, but one of the problems is that they have so many talented runners it is hard to keep straight. Of the all the distance men, these are the top 5 who are expected to score big at the NCAA meet. Edward Cheserek is the obvious …

DMR Key to Oregon Men’s Track and Field Season

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There is no doubt about it; the Ducks are stacked in the distance running field. The top men in the country – Edward Cheserek, Eric Jenkins, Will Geoghegan and Johnny Gregoreck — make Oregon an unstoppable distance force. The main competition for the title is Florida, best known for its strength in the sprints, relays and jumps. The computer rankings have Florida over Oregon …

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 …

Fleet-Footed Ducks Impress in Louisville

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On Friday the men’s and women’s Duck track teams started off with a strong showing at the Rod McCravy Memorial Track Meet in Louisville, KY. The meet features five of the top ten men’s collegiate teams in the nation and seven of the top ten women’s teams. On the women’s side, Jenna Prandini took second in the women’s long jump …

FishDuck.com Recognizes Oregon Accomplishments

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With the end of 2014, FishDuck.com would like to congratulate the teams and the women and men that have given the University of Oregon yet another successful year. Teams Baseball M – Coach George Horton NCAA Regionals Basketball M – Coach Dana Altman NCAA Tournament – Round of 32 Basketball W – Coach Paul Westhead/Coach Kelly Graves Cross Country – …

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 …

Position Change Makes Johnathan Loyd One Rare Duck

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If there are any Duck fans out there still skeptical or on the fence about Johnathan Loyd’s place in Oregon Duck athletic history, Dana Altman’s first recruit just gave you another reason to get on board. Already the winningest player in the long history of Oregon Basketball, Loyd, like so many of the Oregon fans this time of year, has …

Oregon Conference Update: Pivotal Month on the Track, and in the Fields

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Oregon’s spring sports are moving at a tremendous pace as we head into the final month of regular season games on the diamond and a speedy stretch of 11 events for Outdoor track and field. It is still an early season for Oregon’s track and field teams, but the expectations are high after sweeping the 2013 Indoor Championships.  These early …

The Duckling Profile: Devon Allen is Oregon’s newest dual-sport threat

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Kevin Cline Every elite quarterback covets a great wide receiver (not to say that Oregon’s starting receivers aren’t good enough, because we all saw how well they played last Saturday), cue fresh-off-the-boat true freshman Devon Allen. The 6-foot-0, 187 pound wide receiver from Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix, Arizona, was also one of the country’s top hurdle and sprint …

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

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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 …