Is the New NCAA Scheduling Format hurting the Athletes?

Bruce Nelson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Having attended track meets since the early ’60s, I’m not much of a fan of change in my favorite sport. However with the steep decline of the fan base over the past three or four decades, it has became apparent that something needed to be done to bring younger fans into the fold. The old dual meets were a great …

Renovations in TrackTown: A Step Forward

Isaac Gibson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

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 …

Edward Cheserek: Rewriting Oregon Record Books

Adam Kruse FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

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 …