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Edward Cheserek’s 17 titles make him the winningest NCAA track athlete ever

Will Cheserek quadruple? Will Cheserek become the first male athlete to get the triple? These were some of the big question marks surrounding Oregon senior Edward Cheserek as he entered the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at College Station, Texas, this past weekend. At the pre-meet press conference, even Cheserek …

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Oregon women win their seventh NCAA indoor title in eight years with record-setting performance

Even before the NCAA Indoor Championships started, the question was not about whether the Oregon women would win, but by how much. The answer: 33 points. Their total of 84 points shattered the former Division I record of 71 for women’s team points which was previously held by Texas. While …

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Edward Cheserek makes history during first day of NCAA Indoor Championships

Edward Cheserek, a 15-time national champion, cemented himself as the most dominate collegiate runner in NCAA history on Friday during the first day of the NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas. By taking the 5,000-meter, crossing the line in 13 minutes, 41.20 seconds, he won his …

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Preview: Oregon track and field team heads to NCAA Indoor Championships

Oregon’s indoor track and field season will come to a climatic end on Friday and Saturday as the team heads to College Station, Texas, for the NCAA Indoor Championships in hopes of repeating last year’s indoor title sweep. Throughout the season, the team-wide goal has been to send as many …

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Former Duck Devon Allen announces he has signed with Nike

Former Oregon football player and track athlete Devon Allen announced during TrackTown Tuesday that has signed his first professional contract — with Nike. The move wasn’t much of a surprise; many former Oregon track and field athletes go on to run for Team Nike after graduation. The announcement was met with …

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Ducks qualify 16 athletes for the NCAA Indoor Championship

Along with three relay teams, including both the women’s distance medley relay and 4×400 teams and the men’s DMR, 16 Ducks have qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Mar. 10-11 in 22 individual events. In hopes of repeating their indoor title, the women will send 10 …

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Ashley Maton keeps pro track options open while pursuing master’s degree

Tuesday is the longest day of the week for Ashley Maton. The 23-year-old graduate student from Bend, Oregon, runs morning workouts with the Oregon cross country team before heading straight to Adams Elementary, where she spends three hours in a classroom as a student-teacher. She switches back to running clothes …

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Edward Cheserek breaks collegiate indoor record in the mile

Instead of traveling to Seattle for the MPSF Championships with the rest of the Oregon track and field team, senior Edward Cheserek headed to Boston to compete in the Boston University Last Chance meet, where he added another record to his impressive resume. Cheserek completed the mile in 3 minutes, 52.01 …

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Men’s track and field team wins MPSF Championship for 11th year in a row, women place second

For the 11th straight year, the Oregon men have won the MPSF Championships, finishing with 89 points. Even though the women racked up more individual event wins, they placed second to USC with 105 points in the team competition. The Ducks totaled seven event wins with many athletes jumping in …

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Ducks hunt for NCAA qualifying marks at MPSF Championships

With one last meet remaining for the Ducks to solidify their qualifying times before the NCAA Indoor Championships, Oregon heads back up to Seattle for the MPSF Championships on Friday and Saturday. In hopes of sending the largest team possible to the championships, hosted at Texas A&M on March 10-11, …

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Women sprinters find motivation through friendly competition

Hannah Cunliffe has been dominating indoor track and field this season. Less than two weeks ago, she won her third 60-meter win of the season and set a new collegiate record at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational. But her toughest competition comes from the two athletes she faces every day: her teammates. …

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Marcus Chambers strives for elusive NCAA title

Marcus Chambers’ 2016 season began and ended in disappointment. After failing to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, Chambers managed to defend his Pac-12 title in the 400 meter dash, but dropped to fourth place at the NCAA outdoor championships. The performance was a step back from his second place …

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Two milers go sub-4:00, Katie Rainsberger sets 3,000m NCAA lead

After contributing to the NCAA record-setting distance medley team in New York two weeks ago, Oregon freshman Katie Rainsberger catapulted to the top of the NCAA conference with her win in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday evening. Her PR of 9 minutes, 1.21 seconds …

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Oregon’s sprinters and jumpers achieve personal records at Don Kirby Elite Invitational

Oregon’s track team was at its best this weekend at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational at the Albuquerque Convention Center, tallying six event wins while more than half of the 20 sprinters and runners hit personal records. For the second meet in a row, the women sprinters swept the 60-meter …

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Cheserek runs world-leading mark in 5,000 meter season debut

In his first indoor 5,000 meter race this year, Oregon senior Edward Cheserek achieved a hat trick of running a personal record, setting the top collegiate time for the season and the world-leading time in the process. He crossed the line in a time of 13 minutes, 32.59 seconds at …

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Oregon track team splits up, heads to Husky Classic and Don Kirby Elite Invitational

To close out its regular indoor season Friday and Saturday, the Oregon track and field team will send 29 distance runners and throwers to Seattle, Washington, for the Husky Classic and 20 sprinters and jumpers to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in search of NCAA qualifying …

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Oregon women’s cross country team honored with 2016 NCAA Division Women’s Scholar Team of the Year

After a successful fall season which amounted to a one point victory at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the Oregon women’s cross country team has now been honored for its off-field efforts by the USTFCCCA. The Ducks were named the 2016 NCAA Division Women’s Scholar Team of the Year. The Ducks …

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Five Oregon women wrestle their way onto Bowerman Award watch list; Cheserek makes 23rd appearance

After the Ducks’ impressive rust-buster at the UW Preview in Seattle and their dominant performance at the Columbia East-West Challenge in New York last month, two more Ducks joined a prestigious watch list for the biggest national collegiate award in track and field. Oregon hurdler Sasha Wallace and sprinter Hannah Cunliffe …

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Oregon track and field dominates, takes first place at Columbia East-West Challenge

Oregon racked up 14 event wins on Saturday as both the men’s and women’s teams won the Columbia East-West Challenge. The men totaled 158 points, beating out Cornell in second place with 124 points and UCLA in third with 103, while the women scored 213 points to dominate the field …

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Oregon shatters NCAA record in women’s distance medley relay

Oregon’s track and field team started strong on the first day of the Columbia East West Challenge on Friday as the men and women sprinters and distance medley relay teams dominated, winning every event of the day except one. The day began with a NCAA collegiate record when the women’s …

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Preview: Oregon track and field will split efforts between New York and Seattle this weekend

After a successful start to the 2017 season at the UW Indoor Preview, where the Ducks garnered seven event wins, the majority of the Oregon track and field team will travel to New York for the Columbia East-West Challenge on Friday and Saturday. This clash between the Pac-12 and the …

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Hannah Cunliffe’s successful return from injury gives her motivation for the coming season

What was supposed to be the biggest race of Hannah Cunliffe’s life ended in tears. During the prelims for the 100-meter dash at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Cunliffe, a favorite to win the title, began to cry, her face in a pained grimace, before pulling out of the race …

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Ducks tally seven event wins during season-opener at UW Indoor Preview

Four Ducks achieved personal bests and a meet record was broken as Oregon racked up seven event wins during the Ducks’ season-opener on Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview in Seattle. After she sustained hamstring injury at last season’s NCAA Outdoor Championships that kept her from competing in the final, Hannah …

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Preview: Oregon track and field set to kick off promising indoor campaign in Seattle

A “mixed bag” of athletes, as University of Oregon head coach Robert Johnson calls it, will be making their 2017 debut in Seattle on Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview. There, the Ducks will encounter fellow Pac-12 competitors Washington State, Stanford and Washington, along with athletes from other schools mostly along the west …

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Ducks hope for another successful indoor track and field season

Coming off a season during which both the men’s and women’s track and field teams took home the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championship title, Oregon will begin the 2017 indoor season with high hopes and expectations. The women’s team holds a preseason ranking of first nationally, while the men rank second, …

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Oregon athletes to watch as Ducks prepare for indoor track season

The Oregon indoor track program sprung onto the scene in 2009 when Vin Lananna, then head coach, guided the men’s team to its first indoor NCAA title. From then on, Oregon has never been too far from the podium – the women’s team won six titles in the past seven …

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TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna wins USA Track & Field presidency by acclamation

TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna was voted president of USA Track & Field during a meeting on Thursday in Orlando, Florida. Initially, it had been a two-person race between Lananna and former Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The latter later withdrew her name from consideration, leading to a Lananna win by acclamation. Thank you to …

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Edward Cheserek is leaving a legacy that is about more than just running achievements

Five-time NCAA champion. Three-time NCAA Cross Country champion. Three-time Bowerman Award Finalist. These are just some of the numerous achievements that unashamedly take up a solid chunk of space on Edward Cheserek’s bio on the University of Oregon’s athletics roster. His social media handle, King Cheserek, aptly describes the senior’s …

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Distance prep standout Kate Murphy set to join Oregon’s champion cross country team

After the Oregon women claimed their fourth NCAA championship title in a huge upset last Saturday, the distance program is already in the works of building on their depth to keep their championship hopes alive for the future. The first woman of the recruiting class of 2017 is high school senior Kate Murphy. The …

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Devon Allen will forgo remaining college eligibility and begin professional track and field career

Devon Allen announced Wednesday in a press conference that he will forgo his remaining athletic eligibility at the University of Oregon and fully focus on a professional track and field career.   @DevonAllen13 to focus on professional track career. Press conference coming up. #TeamUSA @OregonTF @WinTheDay pic.twitter.com/pea60FIih8 — Shawn Medow …

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