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Kris Redmond manages nearly 1,800 people through TrackTown12

During the trials at Hayward Field, the volunteers are distinctive in their special white and black jackets with green Oregon shirts underneath.

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Photos: A look around the Olympic Trials

Hayward field has witnessed record breaking crowds throughout the last couple days at the 2012 Olympic Trials. Here are some frames from the various events offered for fans. [odephotoshelter id=”G0000ZaeaDvAG9.o”]

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Local businesses pleased with atmosphere the Olympic Trials bring to University of Oregon area

With an estimated 20,000 extra spectators from out of the area bringing in approximately $31 million, local business owners are pleased with both the economic boom and the atmosphere surrounding the 2012 Olympic Trials.

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Ashton Eaton, Elijah Greer among current and former Ducks to shine at Trials

From across the United States, track and field athletes have come to Eugene to compete in the Olympic Trials, including athletes right here in Oregon. Current and former students from the University of Oregon have and continue to compete in the Trials, securing spots in the semi-finals, finals and, ultimately, …

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Tiebreaking procedures announced for women’s 100 meters

After Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished the women’s 100-meter dash in a dead heat for third place, the United States of America Track and Field Association was forced to determine a legitimate way to name the third and final member of the US team.  If neither athlete declines their …

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Guide to entertainment off the track

Wondering what to do during the dark days or when your favorite event isn’t on? Check out the Visa Entertainment Stage for these events.

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Photos: Best of June 24 Olympic Trials, Merritt, Richards-Ross and Gatlin get top spots for London

Yesterday wrapped up with three of the fastest finishes with LaShawn Merritt and Sanya Richards-Ross leading the men’s and women’s 400-meter dash teams, and Justlin Gatlin returning to the Olympics in the 100-meter dash after a 4 year ban from competition.

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Justin Gatlin forges path to redemption with 100-meter victory at 2012 Olympic Trials

The former Olympic gold medalist qualified to run in London after missing the ’08 games due to a failed drug test.

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Interactive Panorama: Olympic Trials Day 3

The third day of 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials saw 21 athletes added to the roster of the United States Olympic Track & Field team. The Emerald’s photo team, including myself, were speckled all throughout Hayward Field covering the seven finals that took place today. During a brief period following the men’s 100 meter dash, I spent twenty minutes shooting an 81-picture panorama from the stands.

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Jenn Suhr, Marquise Goodwin, Reese Hoffa, several others clear Olympic Trials on their way to London

Competition got underway early on the third day of the U.S. Olympic Trials with the entire field in the women’s pole vault competition in the final round after rain forced the cancellation of the preliminary round on Friday.

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Video: Oregon sprinter English Gardner talks about her experience at 2012 Olympic Trials

University of Oregon sophomore sprinter English Gardner took seventh at the Olympic Trials in the 100 meters with a time of 11.28 seconds. Gardner recently took the 100 meters at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, and while she didn’t qualify for the U.S. team in London, she says …

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Photos: June 24: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Day 3

Jennifer Suhr wins the women’s pole vault at a height of 15-1. Gay, Gatlin and Rogers qualify for the finals of the men’s 100, Dix comes up lame but makes it in finals.

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Coconut Bliss Tent spreads the word about local company

As the front gates open and the crowd floods in, free ice cream samples fly off the tray in front of the Coconut Bliss Tent.

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Eugene locals love having the Trials in their city despite some drawbacks

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Eugene during the Olympic Trials? Here is your chance to find out.

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Can’t miss Olympic Trial events of the day: June 25

Each day we preview what promises to be some of the biggest events of the day. Day five is packed with intense finals, three with some very special reasons to watch. 5:50 p.m., Men’s high jump (final) After a soggy day left the competition space in less than ideal conditions, …

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Wild nights at the Wild Duck: Dwayne ‘Peanut’ Harms gets the party started

Every night — when the pulse-pounding Trials finish for the day — fans, coaches, athletes, agents, college kids and Olympians past and future leave Hayward Field and make their way to talk, drink and party at the Wild Duck Cafe.

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Heritage athlete: Madeline Manning-Mims

At just 20 years of age while still a student at Tennessee State University, Manning-Mims set an Olympic record in the women’s 800 meters with a time of 2:00.9, besting the rest of the field by more than 10 meters at the race’s end.

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Photos: Best of June 23, women’s sprints, Eaton’s world record

Another historic day at Hayward Field as Oregon Track Club’s Ashton Eaton sets the world record in the decathlon.

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Video: Ashton Eaton discusses breaking the Decathlon world record

Oregon Track Club decathlete Ashton Eaton broke a world record in the decathlon on Saturday, finishing with 9,039 points.  

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Video: Bryan Clay discusses finishing decathlon after stumbling in first two events of day two

Asics decathlete Bryan Clay, ending Friday in third, hit a snag Saturday when he was quickly disqualified in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and then not scoring a point in the discus. He still continued competing for the rest of the day, finishing a decathlon with more points than four athletes …

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Heatsheets for Sunday, June 23

Women’s pole vault (final) 1:00 p.m.   1 Samantha Sonnenburg Unattached 2 Morgann Leleux Georgia 3 Kylie Hutson Nike 4 Angela Rummans Unattached 5 Vera Neuenswander Unattached 6 Lacy Janson Nike 7 Melissa Gergel Unattached 8 Allison Stokke Unattached 9 Megan Jamerson Unattached 10 Janice Keppler Unattached 11 Jennifer Suhr …

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Eaton brings new meaning to the term ‘decathlete’

Ashton Eaton, a native of Bend, Ore., set a world record in the decathlon on Saturday.

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Photos: Ashton Eaton sets decathlon world record of 9,039 points

Ashton Eaton sets decathlon world record of 9,039 points. Eaton broke three world records in two days.

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Ashton Eaton sets new world record in decathlon

Just a few hours of sleep removed from one of the best first-day performances ever by an American decathlete, Ashton Eaton returned to the track Saturday for the 110-meter hurdles. Eaton was once again grouped with defending Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay, running in the last of four sections. After …

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