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Tanner Anderson and Matthew Maton each aim for breakout sophomore seasons

From the late Steve Prefontaine to current Duck Edward Cheserek, Oregon has a long history of producing elite distance runners. So it came as no surprise for anyone two years ago when the Ducks signed two of the top prep runners in the nation, Tanner Anderson and Matthew Maton. Before coming …

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Cheserek and Rainsberger make impressive debuts at Washington Invitational

The Oregon Ducks solidified their status as a school to watch for this season as they sprung senior Edward Cheserek and freshman Katie Rainsberger onto the scene in their season debut cross country races at the Washington Invitational in Seattle, Washington Saturday morning. Cheserek kicked off his season in style as …

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Deep Oregon cross country teams prepare for another successful season

Oregon’s cross country teams are off to a fast start. The No. 3 ranked men’s team and the No. 4 ranked women’s team kicked off what they hope will be another successful season on Sept. 16 at the 11th annual Bill Dellinger Invitational. Both the men and women took first. Redshirt …

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Ducks fare well in ‘rust-buster’ Bill Dellinger Invitational

The No. 4-ranked Oregon women’s cross country team and the No. 2-ranked men’s cross country team kicked of their seasons with the 11th annual Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday. The women ran a five-kilometer race, while the men ran eight kilometers. In the women’s race, Emily Weber of Oregon State …

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Oregon commit Andrew Hunter earns Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year

Oregon commit Andrew Hunter was named the 2015-16 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year in a surprise ceremony held at his high school Wednesday morning. Hunter was taken to the assistant principal’s office, and then told he had an interview in the weight room. When the Louden …

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Oregon 2016 recruit wins Gatorade Player of the Year

Oregon cross country recruit Katie Rainsberger was named the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year on Thursday morning. Rainsberger will join the Ducks on scholarship in the fall. Rainsberger was pulled out of her class at Air Academy High School in Colorado and taken into the locker room, …

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Edward Cheserek named U.S Track & Field and Cross Country National Athlete of the Year

Oregon’s Edward Cheserek was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year, the organization announced Tuesday. The star junior runner also collected an academic honor and an All-American award. He was one of 13 Ducks that received postseason recognition. Cheserek …

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Oregon’s Edward Cheserek wins unprecedented third NCAA Championship as both cross country teams claim trophies

By the end of the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Edward Cheserek found himself running alone towards the finish line. The star junior pulled away from the last challenger with 1500 meters to go, and coasted to his third consecutive individual title Saturday afternoon at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in …

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Oregon track and field welcomes 13 new athletes to the program

The Oregon track and field program will be welcoming 13 new members after signing them Thursday afternoon during the 2015 National Signing Week. The group of newcomers has combined for 38 State Championships and six National Championships. The athletes come from nine different states and Australia. Excited to welcome 13 new Ducks …

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Edward Cheserek’s historic career grounded by his love for his teammates and Eugene

At this year’s Pac-12 Cross Country Championships, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek thrust himself firmly amongst the likes of running greats Steve Prefontaine and Henry Rono by winning his third Pac-12 title “It’s an honor in itself to be in the same breath as those studs and superstars,” Oregon head coach Robert …

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Edward Cheserek named cross country West Region’s Male Athlete of the Year

Oregon distance runner Edward Cheserek was named the West Regional Male Athlete of the Year for the 2015 NCAA Division I Cross Country season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday afternoon. The regional awards handed out are for male and female athletes of the year …

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Two star distance runners sign with Oregon track and field

Oregon track and field scored two of the nation’s premiere running talents this weekend. The top-rated distance runner and California state cross country champion both signed national letters of intent to join the program in 2017. Drew Hunter, who according to the Saucony Flo50 cross country rankings is No. 1 …

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Oregon women’s cross country clinches NCAA bid, men must wait for at-large selection

Oregon women’s cross country was able to punch its ticket to the NCAA Championships by winning the NCAA West Regionals Friday afternoon at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle, Washington. While the women earned the automatic bid, the men must await the at-large selections because they finished just outside of …

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Oregon’s Edward Cheserek earns third Pac-12 Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the Year

Oregon’s Edward Cheserek has been named the Pac-12 Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon. This is an unprecedented third-straight Athlete of the Year award for Cheserek. Also honored were Colorado’s John Dressel as the Men’s Freshman of the Year, Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe as the …

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Tough Pac-12 Championships helps prepare Oregon cross country for Nationals

Oregon cross country battled during a tough Pac-12 Championships — which helped prepare the team for the remainder of postseason play.

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Oregon cross country’s Edward Cheserek makes history by claiming third crown at the Pac-12 Championships

Edward Cheserek went into the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships looking to make history, and after a blistering win Friday morning in Colfax, Washington, the star junior was able to do just that. Cheserek has become the first man ever to claim three consecutive Pac-12 individual titles. Two other runners own …

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Oregon cross country runs strong at the Pre-Nationals, looks ahead to Pac-12 Championships

Oregon cross country had a strong performance at the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky, with the men finishing second and the women placing third Saturday morning. “Both teams ran really well today and finished about where we expected,” associate head coach Andy Powell said in a statement. “We wanted to …

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Oregon cross country sweeps Washington Invitational

It was about as good as it could get for Oregon cross country. The Ducks capped their trip north with a sweep of the Washington Invitational Friday afternoon. The men won with 52 points, followed by Stanford (69) and BYU (70). The women looked even more impressive, taking it with …

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Oregon cross country’s veterans and underclassmen ready for the Washington Invitational

It’s not surprising that when the Bill Dellinger Invitational came to a close back in mid-September, one name stood above the rest. The Ducks’ Edward Cheserek won for the ninth time in the last 10 races to lead the Oregon cross country teams to a sweep of its season opening …

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Oregon cross country and Pac-12 continue to do well in polls

Oregon cross country continues to show well nationally in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll that was released Tuesday afternoon. The men moved up one spot to No. 6 (294 points), while the women remained at No. 7 (295 points) — just seven points out …

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Oregon men and women’s cross country both drop to No. 7 in latest poll

Oregon cross country continues to make a mark on the national stage, as both the men and women’s teams find themselves ranked No. 7 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll. Both the men and women slipped one spot from their preseason rankings. The …

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Edward Cheserek named national scholar-athlete of the year

A two-time NCAA cross country champion, Edward Cheserek added to his awards collection Wednesday. The sophomore was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Division I Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Cheserek, a business administration major who maintains a 3.30 Grade Point Average, is the second Duck to …

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Cheserek, Jenkins discuss first and second place finish in NCAA Cross Country Championships

Edward Cheserek, with a time of 30:19.4, repeated as NCAA Men’s Cross Country national champion on Saturday in Indiana. This time, however, he was not the lone Duck on top. His teammate, Eric Jenkins, finished second with a time of 30:23.2. They became the first pair of teammates to finish …

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Oregon’s Edward Cheserek named U.S. Cross Country Men’s National Athlete of the Year

Oregon’s Edward Cheserek has been named Cross Country National Athlete of the Year for NCAA Division I by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced Tuesday morning. Cheserek captured the NCAA title last weekend in Terre Haute, Indiana with a time of 30:19.4 for 10,000 …

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Oregon's Edward Cheserek named U.S. Cross Country Men's National Athlete of the Year

Oregon’s Edward Cheserek has been named Cross Country National Athlete of the Year for NCAA Division I by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced Tuesday morning. Cheserek captured the NCAA title last weekend in Terre Haute, Indiana with a time of 30:19.4 for 10,000 …

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Cheserek and Jenkins finish 1-2 in NCAA Cross Country final

The Ducks’s 1-2 punch paid off. Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins finished first and second respectively in the NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday. It’s Cheserek’s second consecutive championship in his second year at Oregon. Cheserek made his move to the front with 2,000 meters …

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Eugene-native runners head to NCAA championships

The Oregon cross country team will be sending two Track Town, U.S.A. natives to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute. Junior Matt Melancon and sophomore Maggie Schmaedick, who both attended Sheldon High School in Eugene, have each played crucial roles in the Ducks’ success this season. The …

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Oregon men’s and women’s cross country sweep Regionals, advance to NCAA meet

Both the Oregon men’s and women’s cross country teams emerged victorious at the NCAA West Regional held at the Stanford Golf Course on Friday, marking the first time in 26 years that both teams have finished first at the Regional. The two teams will now automatically advance to the NCAA …

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Oregon cross country teams look to continue early-season success at Saturday’s Pre-Nationals Invitational

Entering Saturday’s Pre-National Invitational at Terre Haute, Indiana, Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins have established themselves at the front of the Oregon men’s cross country pack. Cheserek, the reigning NCAA champion, is coming off a historic freshman campaign. Jenkins, a former All-American at 5,000 meters who transferred from Northeastern University …

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Oregon cross country earns men’s title in Boston behind Cheserek and Jenkins

Oregon cross country captured the team title Friday at the Battle of Beantown in Boston, finishing with just 24 points. The Ducks were led by defending NCAA champion Edward Cheserek as the sophomore won his fifth-straight cross country race in a row, going back to last season.  Senior Eric Jenkins and …

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