Spectators take photos of the 5,000 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 9, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Tracktown Summer Series could help revitalize professional track and field in U.S.

For many years, while the American track and field circuit snoozed during the summer months, athletes would migrate to Europe to compete on the international level during Europe’s thriving summer season. This meant that during the summer, professional track and field in America is basically non-existent, but that is all about …

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Oregon baseball played the St. John's Red Storm Friday March 6 at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. (Andrew Bantly/Emerald)
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Former Duck Ryon Healy impresses in recent MLB stint

Last Friday, former Oregon Duck infielder Ryon Healy was promoted to the Oakland A’s major league roster. Healy made the most of his debut, hitting a three-run home-run in the first at-bat of his second major league game. During his time at Oregon, Healy was one of Oregon’s best offensive performers. …

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Emeralds right fielder Conner Myers (11) celebrates after a run home. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds clinch division title with 4-0 win over Hillsboro

The Eugene Emeralds (23-10) clinched the Northwest League South Division first half title with their 4-0 victory over the Hillsboro Hops (16-17) Wednesday night at PK Park. With the win, the Emeralds reached the Northwest League playoffs for the first time since 2011. The Emeralds opened the scoring early in …

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Emeralds center fielder DJ Wilson (2) runs to third. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Eugene Emeralds fail to win back-to-back games against the Hillsboro Hops

Though the Eugene Emeralds held an early 2-0 after the first inning, it was all Hillsboro Hops for the final eight innings as they won 8-2 Tuesday at PK Park Tuesday evening. In the first inning Chris Pieters hit a two run homerun to give Eugene a 2-0 lead. After that, though, the …

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Inter Milan trains on University of Portland campus, prepares for match at Autzen Stadium

This Sunday, July 24th, Autzen Stadium will be roaring with the sound of soccer fans from all over the world joining together to attend an International Champions Cup match. F.C. Internazionale Milano (known also as “Inter Milan”) will be taking on Paris Saint-Germain, beginning at 2 p.m. The International Champions …

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Emeralds right fielder Conner Myers (11) celebrates after a run home. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Eugene Ems one win away from first half title after defeating Hillsboro Hops 6-4

In a wild game that saw nearly as many errors as runs scored, the Eugene Emeralds defeated the Hillsboro Hops 6-4 at PK Park Monday night. Both teams put a run on the board in an unusual way in the first inning. Two wild pitches by Eugene starting pitcher Oscar De …

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Oregon Ducks guard Lexi Petersen (33) walks out with her parents during the senior day ceremony. The Oregon Ducks face the USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Feb. 21 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Lexi Petersen inks professional contract with a women’s basketball team in Greece

Former Oregon guard Lexi Petersen overcame two ACL injuries during her high school and collegiate years. Throughout her final recovery, she worried about whether she would ever have the chance to play again, let alone professionally — something she had always dreamed about. That moment came for Petersen last week when she signed a seven-month …

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Emeralds pitcher Dylan Cease (7) throws a pitch. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Bullpen struggles in Emeralds 7-4 loss to Hillsboro Hops

After a strong finish to Sunday night’s game, scoring six runs in the ninth, the Hillsboro Hops defeated the Eugene Emeralds 7-4 to clinch the three game series at PK Park Monday night. The Hops started the game right where they left off Sunday night with a leadoff ground-rule double …

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Emeralds infielder Jose Paniagua (26) hits the ball. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds fall 10-2 against Hillsboro on “Purple Rain” night

The Eugene Emeralds dropped the second of a three game series against the Hillsboro Hops in a 10-2 loss on Sunday night at PK Park. It was also Purple Rain night at the ballpark. The Emeralds wore customized purple jerseys, and Prince songs filled the time between innings. Starting pitcher …

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Spectators take photos of the 5,000 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 9, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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First-time Olympian Barbara Nwaba wins heptathlon

Barbara Nwaba was on her victory lap after winning the heptathlon on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Trials when she spotted her mom in the crowd, who had come up to Eugene from Los Angeles to surprise her. “When I saw her I was like, ‘Oh my god,’” Nwaba said. …

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Matthew Centrowitz walks to the start of the 1,500 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Matthew Centrowitz continues his family legacy with 1,500 meter win at U.S. Olympic Trials

Coming into Sunday’s 1,500 meter final, each of the men in the 13-man field was prepared for a fast pace. Only five of the runners had achieved the Olympic qualifying standard prior to Sunday, and each of the eight men on the outside looking in were aware that their finish …

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Deajah Stevens hugs Ariana Washington after placing second in the 200 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Deajah Stevens becomes first active University of Oregon woman to qualify for Olympics

Two Ducks will be flying down to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the women’s 200 meter dash at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Oregon sophomore Deajah Stevens and former Duck star Jenna Prandini both passed the finish line in time to make the team, but in opposite fashions. Stevens crossed …

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Dakarai Hightower competes in the high jump. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Erik Kynard wins fourth straight U.S. title in men’s high jump, sets eyes on gold in Rio

After a heavy rainstorm soaked the runway and thinned out the men’s high jump field on Friday, a familiar face emerged as the American champion on Sunday. Erik Kynard, a 25-year old Kansas State alum now competing for Brand Jordan, emerged victorious with a winning leap of 7 feet, 6 inches. It …

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Emeralds players wait for the game to start. The Eugene Emeralds host the Boise Hawks at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on June 17, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Castillo strikes out ten as Emeralds defeat Hops 5-2

After going on the road to win four of five games against the Everett Aquasox, the Eugene Emeralds came home to defeat the Hillsboro Hops 5-2 at PK Park Saturday night. Jason Morozowski kicked off the night for the Hops in the top of the first inning with a solo …

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Omar Craddock of the Unites States leaps over the sand pit during the triple jump. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on May 28, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Two former Florida Gators finish 1-2 in men’s triple jump

It was a repeat of the triple jump event of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials as former University of Florida standouts Christian Taylor and Will Claye made their second Olympic team Saturday on Day nine of the U.S Track and Field Olympic Trials. Only this time, they switched podium spots. “When …

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Devon Allen celebrates after winning the 110 meter hurdles. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 9, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Devon Allen puts football career on standby as he becomes first Duck Olympian since 2008

After winning the biggest race of his life, all Devon Allen wanted to do was find his family. A two-sport star who has already registered too many big moments to count on both the track and football field, Allen delivered the the most dramatic performance of his career Saturday evening …

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Spectators take photos of the 5,000 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 9, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Olympic Trials day nine round up: Claye wins men’s triple jump, Malone wins women’s javelin

Day nine of the Olympic Trials began with the heptathlon and through four events, Santa Barbara Track Club member Barbara Nwaba leads with 3903 points. Her two biggest point tallies came in the 100 meter hurdles and the high jump. For the hurdles she ran a 13.65 second race that …

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Bernard Lagat smiles as he crosses the finish line to win the 5,000 meters and punch his ticket to Rio. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 9, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Bernard Lagat, at 41 years old, qualifies for fifth Olympic games with 5,000 meter victory

When Bernard Lagat lined up to start the 5,000 meters at Hayward Field on Saturday, he did not know that 13:35.50 minutes later that he would be an Olympian for the fifth time; he only hoped. The 41-year-old Lagat took first with a 52 second final lap, and at the …

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Runners race to the finish line in the 1500 meter semifinals. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 8, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Ducks flock to 1,500 meter final; six-of-twelve finalists have Oregon ties

During day seven and eight, the men’s 1,500 at the U.S. Olympic Trials has acted more like a homecoming for many of the competitors than a professional track and field meet. Eight racers represented the Oregon Ducks in the first round of the 1,500 on Thursday. The former Ducks included: Matthew …

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Justin Gatlin embraces Michael Norman after the 200 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 8, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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High school athletes steal the show in men’s 200 meter dash at U.S. Olympic Trials

LaShawn Merritt ran the fastest 200 meter time in the world on Friday evening, but it was two athletes who are nearly half his age that stole the show. The 2008 Olympic champion at 400 meters, Merritt cruised to victory in heat three with a wind-legal time of 19.74 seconds. …

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Jordan McNamara and Andrew Wheating walk off the track after the 1500 meter semifinals. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 8, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Jordan McNamara navigates through controversy to reach 1,500 meter final at U.S. Olympic Trials

After initially being told that he had qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trial 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field Friday afternoon, Jordan McNamara’s hopes were left in limbo for approximately 90 minutes. McNamara, a former standout at the University of Oregon who now competes for Eugene-based Oregon Track Club Elite, clinched what …

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Newly-announced Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year Andrew Hunter poses with 2004 U.S. Olympian and American Mile Record Holder Alan Webb moments after being presented with his trophy at Loudoun Valley High School on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Photo Credit/Gatorade
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Oregon Track and Field signee Drew Hunter signs with Adidas, will forgo college career

Prep standout Drew Hunter competed at the Prefontaine Classic alongside a field of the best milers in the world earlier this year. The race represented what many Oregon fans expected to be the first of many big performances at Hayward Field from Hunter, who was the top high school runner in the …

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Christina Epps of Adidas won the Women's Triple Jump. The US Indoor Track & Field Championships are held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. on March 11, 2016.  (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Three American women qualify for Olympics in triple jump for first time in two decades

For the first time since 1996, the United States will have a full women’s triple jump team for the Olympics. Leading the bunch is Keturah Orji, who’s fifth jump of 46 feet 11 ¾ inches was the seventh best jump in U.S. history. Orji led for the entire competition, setting up …

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Runners race to the finish line during the third heat of the 1500 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 7, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Eight Ducks qualify for men’s 1500 semifinal on day seven of U.S. Olympic Trials

After six days of beautiful sunshine, day seven of the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field gave way to more typical Eugene weather. Rain began to fall at around 4 p.m. and the temperature dipped, but the athletes were not going to let some water get in their way. Brittany Mann represented …

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Oregon's Greg Skipper gets ready to hurl the hammer during the men's hammer throw competition. Historic Hayward Field hosts the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 10-13 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Several athletes meet Olympic mark as Hayward Field hosts hammer throw for first time

History was made on Wednesday during the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. For the first time, the hammer throw took place on Hayward Field as opposed to tucked away in the back field. Hammer throw is considered too dangerous to be held on the main field with other events. …

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Nike OTCE's Alexi Pappas congratulates Oregon junior Annie Leblanc for coming in first place in the women's 1500 meter run. The University of Oregon hosts the annual Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Tracktown film premieres in Eugene during U.S. Olympic Trials

Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher’s  film Tracktown premiered at the McDonald Theater in Eugene on Tuesday evening before a sold-out crowd. The film, a fictional story based off of Pappas’s experiences and observations as a professional runner, was appropriately screened while the 2016 Olympic track and field trials are taking place …

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Former UO wrestling coach dies

Long-time wrestling coach Ron Finley died yesterday morning at the age of 75. The former Beaver took over the University of Oregon wrestling program in 1970 and remained at the helm until 1998. Under his leadership, the Ducks captured Pac-10 Championships in 1975, 1981 and 1982. Oregon’s wrestling program is …

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Oregon junior Dakotah Keys hurls the javelin during the men's decathlon javelin throw. There will be plenty of opportunities to see the Ducks compete within the friendly confines of Historic Hayward Field this year. The Pepsi Team Invitational (April 11th), Oregon Relays (April 16th-18th) and the Oregon Twilight (May 8th) all promise to be entertaining affairs — with the added bonus of free entry for all Oregon students. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Two former Oregon standouts will represent U.S. in men’s javelin at Rio

Two Oregon athletes qualified for the Olympics and one Oregon athlete suffered a devastating defeat on Monday during the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. During the javelin final, Cyrus Hostetler pumped up the crowd at Hayward Field by beginning to clap before he was about to take his fifth …

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Galen Rupp throws the O after winning the 10,000 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 1, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Galen Rupp looks to conquer two events at Rio, cement himself in history

In 2009, Rupp lost his shoe in the middle of the 5,000 meter race  at the NCAA Championships. He stopped, put it back on, and still won the race. On Friday, seven years after his career as a Duck ended, Rupp went up against the best 10,000-meter runners in the …

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