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Men's high jumper Erik Kynard clears the bar on his second attempt. The 41st annual Prefontaine Classic welcomes world-class athletes to compete at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on May 29-30 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

What to watch for: U.S. Olympic Trials field events

In the world of track and field, there tends to be more emphasis on running events than jumping and throwing events. Perhaps it is because these events are longer, making it difficult for viewers to watch all the way through. Regardless, jumping and throwing events are just as entertaining as …



Nicholas Symmonds finishes a strong first place in the men's 800 meter finals. (Cooper Green/Emerald)
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What to watch for at the men’s Olympic Trials running events

Every four years, the best American track and field athletes gather in one place to compete for spots on the U.S. Olympic team. This year’s trials are sure to be as exciting and heart-pounding as ever, with many former UO standouts in the mix to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic …



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Cowan: The true power of Donald Trump

This past month, the allegedly distant dream of Donald Trump’s candidacy became an undeniable reality as the New York businessman successfully captured the delegate count to secure the Republican nomination. Since its initial arrival, smiling on a shining escalator, the Trump campaign has drawn millions of voters into the roomy …