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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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Distance runner Reed Brown verbally commits to Oregon

The Ducks secured another elite distance runner for the future on Tuesday when Reed Brown, a standout from Southlake Carroll High School, verbally committed to Oregon for next season. Brown, a native of Southlake, Texas, a Dallas-area suburb, has already competed at Hayward Field as a prep athlete. During the 2016 …

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Ducks add nine athletes to deep 2017 track and field class

In order to redeem themselves after both the women’s and men’s teams placed second in the NCAA Track and Field Championships last year, Oregon recently added nine more sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers to their already deep 2017 track and field roster. Four transfer students were added to the men’s roster, …

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Catching up with Oregon’s track and field Olympians

Eugene, also known as TrackTown USA, is home to some of the most prestigious track and field meets in the country. This past summer, Hayward Field was home to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and many current and former Ducks competed. Some even finished in the top three …

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How will current and former Duck athletes fare at Rio Olympics?

The track and field portion of the Rio De Janeiro Olympics kick off Friday morning, and the U.S. team is filled with athletes who carry University of Oregon ties. In total, 18 current and former Ducks qualified for Rio, with 11 earning a spot on the American team at the U.S. Olympic Trials …

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TrackTown Summer Series draws heavy praise from athletes

Following her fifth-place finish in the women’s 1,500 at Hayward Field Friday, July 29, U.S. Olympian Emma Coburn’s eyes began to wander toward the scoreboard as she addressed the media. Coburn did her best to field questions, but when the gun for the women’s 800-meter race went off, she laughed and said, …

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Will Claye wins triple jump shootout with former Gator teamate at Summer Series meet

Friday at Hayward Field, during the inaugural TrackTown Summer Series meet, Will Claye, representing Team Portland, won the triple jump with a distance of 57 feet, 5¾ inches, beating out his former Florida teammate Omar Craddock. “It was a great meet for me,” said Claye. “It’s good having this meet …

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Team Philadelphia wins first ever mixed 4×400 relay at TrackTown Summer Series meet

It was an evening of firsts at the inaugural TrackTown Summer Series on Friday at Hayward Field. Not only was this the first meet of its kind, but the 4×400 relay was run in a way that has never been seen. For the first time in history, the 4×400 relay …

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What to watch for: TrackTown Summer Series inaugural meet

At Hayward Field on Friday, professional American track and field athletes will represent the cities of Portland, Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco at the inaugural TrackTown Summer Series meet. This is the first meet of its kind, and though there will only be one meet this year, the non-profit TrackTown …

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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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