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Women’s track and field team wins NCAA outdoor championships to complete triple crown

The Oregon women’s team made history on Saturday, the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a final score of 64 points, Oregon edged out Georgia by 1.8 points. It came down to the last event because of a mishap in the 200-meter final. Oregon became the …

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Florida delivers dramatic finish to win NCAA outdoor title

Florida freshman Grant Holloway sprinted through the athlete recovery tent behind the west grandstand at Hayward Field, rushed through the media entrance and tackled his coach, Mike Holloway, mid-interview. “Proud of you, cousin!” Grant shouted while embracing his coach. When Grant made the decision to give up football last winter …

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Women’s track and field team endures bumps on the road to a championship

After winning the cross country and indoor championship titles earlier this year, the women’s track and field team is working towards a historic triple crown. On Thursday, during qualifying rounds on the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the team took its first step towards this achievement, but it …

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Kyree King dazzles in opening day of NCAA Track and Field Championships

In a day that is typically devoid of drama, Oregon senior Kyree King gave Ducks fans a reason to watch at the NCAA Track and Field Championship preliminary rounds on Wednesday. King, a former Western Kentucky standout who transferred to Oregon for his final year, played a part in three …

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Oregon track coaches restrict student-athletes’ access to the press

Oregon track and field coaches routinely deny interview requests on student-athletes’ behalf in an effort to control which stories about the team are disseminated in the news media, the Emerald has found. Multiple times the Emerald has requested interviews with student-athletes during the indoor and outdoor track seasons, only to …

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Injuries hurt Ducks’ title hopes, but still many stars to watch

In all sports, sometimes the best team doesn’t win. Often it comes down to who is healthiest. The Oregon Ducks will be short of full strength for the upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships. Just prior to the start of the NCAA Regionals, distance star Edward Cheserek went down for the …

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It was the goal, but the women’s 4×100-meter NCAA title eludes Oregon again

On June 7, the nation’s best track and field athletes will descend on Hayward Field for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Oregon’s 4×100-meter relay team, one of, if not the best in the country, however, will not be among them. At the NCAA West Regionals, Oregon’s collegiate record-breaking relay team was …

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Cody Danielson loses fingers but gains confidence

In March, Cody Danielson left his track and field future in the hands of luck. While driving an all-terrain vehicle, the Oregon redshirt sophomore got into a freak accident when a rope sliced off parts of two of his fingers. Half of one finger was severed, while the other fingertip …

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Cheserek’s collegiate career is over, but his legacy endures

When Edward Cheserek crossed the finish line in the 10,000-meter at the Pac-12 Championships, it would be his last time doing so in a collegiate race. Few knew, but Cheserek had been running with a lower back strain. Given he placed first with a time of 29 minutes, 11.76 seconds, nine …

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Tanner ‘Terry’ Anderson steps into large role for Oregon as NCAAs approach

Oregon distance runner Tanner Anderson has had a strong finish to his outdoor season. He started it off with a surprise third-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and capped it off by qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000 meters. He’ll be Oregon’s lone entry into the 10,000-meter now …

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Two Oregon throwers are locked in a meme war, and it’s not about to end anytime soon

It all started with a barrage of unglam photos that Austin White, a shot putter for the Oregon Ducks, sent to his Snapchat friends starring his teammate, Ryan Hunter-Simms. White fired the first shot last January when he discovered an old photo of Hunter-Simms sporting a milk mustache in a …

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Edward Cheserek turns pro, signs with agent Total Sports US

After a lower back strain ended his final collegiate season prematurely, Edward Cheserek signed with an agent, Total Sports US, on Wednesday to take his first step into the world of professional running. We're excited to announce the signing of former University of Oregon star & 17-time NCAA Champion Edward …

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Raevyn Rogers’ race-day makeup takes many meanings

Look good, feel good, run good. That’s why Raevyn Rogers dedicates an hour and a half of her pre-race routine to work on her appearance. The Oregon 800-meter specialist usually straightens her hair for a superhero effect, contours her face, attaches eyelashes and applies a dark lipstick color – dark …

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Oregon notches four qualifiers on the first day of the NCAA West Regionals

In order for the Oregon Ducks to compete on their home turf during the NCAA Track and Field Championships next month, they had to first advance from the NCAA West Regionals in Austin, Texas. The Ducks booked their first four tickets out of Austin to the championship on Thursday afternoon …

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Lower back strain ends distance star Edward Cheserek’s NCAA career

Edward Cheserek’s chance at becoming the winningest NCAA athlete across all sports ended Sunday afternoon, after GoDucks released a statement announcing the senior will not race at the NCAA West Regional next weekend due to a lower back strain. This means that Cheserek cannot race at Hayward Field in the NCAA final next month, effectively …

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Oregon sweeps Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards

After Oregon proved its dominance at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships with sweeps of the men and women’s team titles, the awards came pouring in. Kyree King and Deajah Stevens each claimed Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year awards, respectively, after both captured victories in their individual events — King in …

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Kyree King leads Oregon to 11th straight mens Pac-12 title with sweep of sprint events

Oregon is running out of ways to win titles. On Saturday, the Ducks climbed on the back of senior newcomer Kyree King, who captured titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes to lead Oregon to its 11th straight conference crown. King became the first Duck to sweep the sprint events since Roscoe …

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Oregon sprinters dominate Pac-12 Championships

Oregon, once known as a school for long distance runners, has transformed itself into a sprint destination. The women’s track and field team won the Pac-12 Championships on Sunday at Hayward Field with 189 points, almost half of which came from sprinting events. The women sprinters amassed 83 points with …

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With a strong showing at Pac-12s, Blake Haney hopes to get back on track for championship season

When he hit the backstretch at Hayward Field during the Pac-12 Championships on May 14, Oregon junior Blake Haney felt like “the old Blake” for the first time in a long time. Haney finished second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:55.55, less than a second back of …

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Edward Cheserek pulls out yet another Pac-12 title at 10,000 meters

Sure, Edward Cheserek admits, he’s got a lot of titles. They come in all shapes and sizes. He’s racked up 17 NCAA titles, 14 on the track and three by cross country. And six Pac-12 titles — four cross country and two on the track. So, after coasting to a …

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Oregon throwers give Ducks strong start on first day of Pac-12 Championships

Throwers and jumpers stole the show on Saturday as the Oregon track and field team kicked off the Pac-12 Championships at Hayward Field. The Oregon men’s team finished the first day of competition in first place with 69 points, while the women’s team sat tied for fifth with 24 points. Oregon …

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Mitch Modin and Joe Delgado go 1,2 in decathlon at Pac-12 Combined Events Championships

The Pac-12 Track and Field Championships kicked off on Saturday and Sunday with the combined events competition. In a field of eight decathletes, Mitch Modin and Joe Delgado finished first and second, giving Oregon’s men their first 18 points before the rest of the athletes compete at Hayward Field this …

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