Jackson Mestler: Star Recruit and Glimpse Into His Near Future at Historic Hayward Field

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The Oregon Ducks have scored another prodigy for their track and field program, this time with Jackson Mestler of Sheldon High School. Anyone who payed attention to the high school races during the recent Oregon Relays at Historic Hayward Field has seen the name before. Mestler is no stranger to the greatness of Oregon running, after all, he grew up in …

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 …

Renovations in TrackTown: A Step Forward

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Eugene, Oregon; a town known throughout the country to have some of the deepest roots in track and field history, enough to be called TrackTown USA. This title is in no small part thanks to historic Hayward Field that graces the campus of the University of Oregon. Hayward Field has been home to many important track meets where world records have …

Ducks Lined Up to Run in Today’s Meet

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Today is the Pepsi Team Invitational and Oregon’s first home meet of the year. There are some great races and great line-ups; here are some to keep an eye on. Men’s Javelin: Field includes 2014 NCAA Champion Sam Crouser from Oregon and NCAA Runner-Up Raymond Dykstra of Kentucky. Currently Crouser is leading the NCAA with a throw of 259-0 with …

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 …

Pre Classic to Hold World’s Best Talent

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The Prefontaine Classic is one of the most anticipated and prestigious track and field meets in America. Bringing some of the greatest international runners in the world to America, the Prefontaine Classic has seen some of the greatest achievements in track history on American soil. No other meet in the United States has given us as many sub-four minute mile …

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 …

Ducks Looking to Repeat NCAA Indoor Sweep

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With Oregon coming up big in the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships, it is time to make a final prediction on who will win the team title. The Ducks closed the first day going 1-3-7 in the 5k scoring 18 points, and won the Distance Medley Relay scoring another 10 points. Greg Skipper placed 5th in the men’s weight …

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 …

Track Ducks Expected to Score Big at the NCAAs

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The Oregon women are no strangers when it comes to performing well at the indoor track and field championships. The lady Ducks have won 5 straight NCAA indoor titles, but this year may be the toughest one yet. The year before, the Ducks were not ranked 1st place going in, but they still came out as champions. This year however, …

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 …