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Report: Oregon loses multiple top runners

Oregon track and field and cross country runners Katie Rainsberger, Lilli Burdon, Tanner Anderson and Mick Stanovsek were all granted transfers from the university, according to the Register-Guard. The news comes in the wake of former Oregon assistant coaches Andy and Maurica Powell hired on to run the University of …

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Oregon track and field hires Helen Lehman-Winters as associate head coach

Oregon track and field has filled another void left by the departures of Andy and Maurica Powell, hiring former University of San Francisco head track and field and cross country coach Helen Lehman-Winters as associate head coach. Oregon hired former Virginia Tech coach Ben Thomas last week as an associate …

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Oregon track and field hires Ben Thomas as associate head coach

Oregon has hired Ben Thomas to take over the middle distance and distance coaching duties, filling the major void left by Andy and Maurica Powell, the former associate head coach and assistant coach. Thomas was introduced Monday as the associate head coach for cross country and track and field. “We are …

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USC wins women’s track and field title in similar fashion as Oregon in 2017

There have been some memorable moments on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Last year, Oregon came out on top after winning the final race, the 4X400 relay, in dramatic fashion. This year, seemingly insurmountable expectations of excitement were placed on the meet, which was the …

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Oregon women’s track and field places seventh at NCAA championships, Jessica Hull wins 1,500

In the final day of the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Oregon’s women’s team, with nine athletes and two relay teams, scored 39 points for a seventh-place finish, unable to defend last year’s title that capped off the Triple Crown. The Ducks started the day off hot with …

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Oregon men’s track and field finishes 35th in NCAA outdoor championships

As the rain began to come down with force on the final day of the men’s meet at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Oregon middle distance runners redshirt senior Sam Prakel and redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek were Oregon’s best chances of glory as the two ran in the …

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Oregon women’s track and field advances six runners to NCAA finals on Saturday

Oregon women’s track and field advanced six runners in five events and both relay teams to Saturday’s final of the 2018 NCAA outdoor championships at Hayward Field on Thursday. To start the evening for Oregon, the 4×100 meters relay team, featuring juniors Alaysha Johnson and Ariana Washington and freshmen Lauren Rain …

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Damarcus Simpson falls short in long jump, Sam Prakel and Mick Stanovsek run into 1,500 finals

Football is considered the game of inches, but Oregon long jumper Damarcus Simpson might argue that should change. In the long jump, one centimeter over the board and the jump doesn’t count. Too much space behind means distance is taken away from a jump. It was one or the other for …

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Kylee O’Connor hurdles opposition on and off the track

It should be hard to live up to the Twitter handle @kyleethemightee, but Eugene native Kylee O’Connor makes “mightee” look like the understatement of the century. The University of Oregon journalism graduate has quickly developed a loaded, unique résumé in her college tenure while also competing in the 400-meter hurdles …

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The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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Controversial Hayward Field renovations leave community reminiscing

In Eugene’s pitch to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships, two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Oregon alum Ashton Eaton was featured in a video. He talked about the “magic” of Hayward Field during the 1,500-meter race of his world record-setting decathlon at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. “I …

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Damarcus Simpson continues to leave a lasting impression on Oregon track and field

Before Damarcus Simpson came to the University of Oregon, he wanted to be a football player, not a track and field athlete. It took him a few years, but eventually Simpson found his calling for the sport. After two years of competing for Chadron State, a Division III school in …

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The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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Oregon track and field prepares for 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships

With just a couple days before this year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships — the last to be hosted in Hayward before the renovation — the Ducks are preparing for the sixth-consecutive tournament hosted by the Ducks at Hayward field. Both Oregon’s men’s and women’s teams are ranked fifth headed into …

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Former Ducks reflect after final Prefontaine Classic at Historic Hayward Field

Nearly one year ago, Raevyn Rogers sprinted over the finish line in the 4×400 at Hayward Field to earn Oregon women’s track and field the triple crown along with the outdoor national championship. At the 2018 Prefontaine Classic, it was just another day for her in Eugene, where she is …

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Oregon qualifies 12 in first two days of NCAA West Prelims

After the first two days of the NCAA West Preliminaries, at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, the Oregon Ducks have punched 12 individual tickets for the NCAA Championships. Oregon qualified eight athletes on Friday, with six from the women’s team and two from the men’s. In the 400 meters, …

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Oregon alumni return to Hayward Field for day one of the Prefontaine Classic

Three Oregon track and field alumni-turned-professional returned to Hayward Field for day one of the 2018 Prefontaine Classic on Friday night. Laura Roesler finished fifth in the women’s National 800 meters, while Eric Jenkins and Edward Cheserek finished seventh and 15th, respectively, in the men’s two-mile race. Roesler, who won The Bowerman …

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Former Ducks talk Hayward Field renovation ahead of Prefontaine Classic

Ahead of the final Prefontaine Classic at Historic Hayward Field, former Ducks Matthew Centrowitz Jr. and Phyllis Francis participated at the pre-meet press conference among many other athletes set to compete in this weekend’s Diamond League meet. “Not just being American, but a former Duck, it’s always exciting racing at …

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Ex-Ducks, world champions stack fields for Prefontaine Classic

Before Hayward Field gets its new look for the 2021 IAAF World Championships and possibly in time to host the 2020 United States Olympic Trials, some of the world’s best track and field athletes will compete one more time at the historic stadium for the Prefontaine Classic this upcoming weekend. …

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Oregon’s creative director position is unique in collegiate track and field

As the Oregon track and field team sat on the team bus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before a meet in early February, a hype video from the Oregon track and field Instagram started to reverberate around the bus. The upbeat music and stunning visual effects fired up the athletes before …

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Oregon men win 12th straight Pac-12 track and field title, women place second

As the Oregon track and field teams headed to Stanford University for the Pac-12 Championships this weekend, both the men and women had winning streaks to defend. For the past nine seasons, the Ducks have swept the teams titles. The men have won the meet the past 11 years. On …

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Kylee O’Connor, Austin Torres both place sixth at Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships

Senior Kylee O’Connor and junior Austin Torres both finished sixth at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships over the weekend. Their placements earned six points for Oregon Track and Field prior to the Pac-12 Championships this upcoming weekend. O’Connor saved her best performance for the final round at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships on …

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Current and former Ducks shine in final home meet at Hayward Field in Oregon Twilight

Past and present Ducks showed up and out at the Oregon Twilight. With 17 former and 44 current Ducks, Oregon track and field athletes and alumni took first in 15 events, including men’s discus, triple jump and hammer, women’s long jump and shot put, and men’s and women’s 100-meter dash, …

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