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Nicholas Symmonds finishes a strong first place in the men's 800 meter finals. (Cooper Green/Emerald)

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 …



English Gardner crosses the finish line in first place during the women's 100 meter dash B section. The 41st annual Prefontaine Classic welcomes world-class athletes to compete at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on May 29 – 30 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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What to watch for: women’s 100 meter dash

At the 2012 Olympic Trials, the women’s 100 meter dash proved to be the most exciting race of the week, and certainly the most controversial. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh tied for third with a time of 11.07 seconds. The result captured the nation’s intrigue, and a race-off or a …



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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 …