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Oregon track and field runs well at Mt. Sac Relays

Oregon track and field had another big day at the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance, California, on Saturday as the Ducks took home several personal bests and school records. The day started off with Oregon’s men coming fourth in the Elite 4×100-meter race while the women finished second in the …

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Oregon, Hayward Field to host 2021, 2022 NCAA Track and Field Championships

The NCAA announced on Thursday that Oregon would also host the 2021 and 2022 NCAA Track and Field Championships at the newly constructed Hayward Field. Hayward Field will be renovated by 2020 into a state-of-the-art facility in time for the 2021 IAAF World Championships. Oregon has hosted the last five …

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UO unveils plans to demolish Hayward Field, build new stadium by 2020

After two years of delays, the University of Oregon finally unveiled its plans for the new Hayward Field on Tuesday. Historic Hayward Field will be demolished beginning this summer and replaced by a new stadium slated to open in 2020. “We really wanted to build the best track and field …

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Heavy winds and rain put a damper on the Pepsi Invitational

Oregon’s men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the team competitions at the Pepsi Invitational on Saturday, one of the last meets that Hayward Field will host this season before it undergoes dramatic renovations this summer. While the results were a promising start to the outdoor season for the …

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Oregon men’s and women’s track and field win Pepsi Invitational

In the first home outdoor meet of the season for Oregon, there was a lot of rust to shake for many of the Ducks. But, that still didn’t stop many of them from winning their events. Oregon men’s and women’s track and field both won the Pepsi Invitational at Hayward …

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Oregon track and field posts numerous wins at San Diego State Invitational

The Oregon track and field team started its outdoor campaign on Friday and Saturday, earning eight wins at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. The meet was mainly composed of sprinters, throwers and jumpers. Both the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter relay teams finished first. For the women, Shae Anderson, Venessa …

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Oregon women finish fifth with third straight 800m title, men tie for 13th at indoor NCAA finals

After winning the NCAA title in the DMR the night prior, the women of Oregon earned another title thanks to redshirt senior Sabrina Southerland. In the 800-meter final, Southerland won the event in two minutes and 1.55 seconds for her first national title. Not only was it a two-second personal …

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Oregon women earn first ever DMR NCAA title, three of eight individuals qualify for finals

The women of Oregon provided a light at the end of a disappointing tunnel for the Ducks during the first day of NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas. In the last event of the day, Oregon’s distance medley relay team of …

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Hull, Johnson shine at MPSF Championships

The men and women of Oregon returned for the third time this season to the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle. This time it was for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships, a final tune-up race for the Indoor Championships. “Pretty good weekend overall,” head coach Robert Johnson told GoDucks.com. “We …

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Ducks split, find NCAA qualifying success in Washington and New Mexico

One team, two meets, two different states. One weekend of success. Oregon’s track and field team concluded its final competition before the postseason championships, taking home multiple records, wins and NCAA qualifying positions. The team competed in both the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington, and the Don Kirby Elite Invitational …

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Twins Venessa and Kerissa D’Arpino bring special connection to Oregon’s sprint team

There are few differences between Oregon sprinters, and twin sisters, Venessa and Kerissa D’Arpino. Growing up in Grants Pass, Oregon, they lived in the same room together for 18 years, shared the same friends and drove the same car. The similarities continued on the track, where they run with an …

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Track and field posts big performances in Columbia Challenge

The Oregon track and field team finished its second indoor meet of the year at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City. Over the two-day racing period, the Ducks set numerous personal bests and new NCAA-leading times. Chaquin Cook, the defending Pac-12 Champion in the triple jump, set …

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Report: Hannah Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field team

Oregon track and field sprinter Hannah Cunliffe has left the team, according to the Oregonian’s Ken Goe. Cunliffe, who was the 60-meter national champion last year, has not competed for the Ducks in either of the team’s two meets this indoor season. Cunliffe would be a senior this year. According to …

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Oregon track and field starts the indoor season strong at UW Preview

Oregon Track and Field’s debut on the University of Washington’s indoor track was a chance for veterans to get back into competition and new athletes to experience collegiate meets. Though it is far from the most competitive meet Oregon will have this season, it provided a chance for all competitors …

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DJ Henderson, long jumper and Oregon commit, looks to capitalize on a promising career

Kenny Roseman, the head coach of Cedar Hill Trinity High School outside Dallas, needed long jumpers for a local district meet. So he looked to sprinter and basketball player Darius “DJ” Henderson. “First he asked me if I could dunk,” Henderson explained. “I was like, ‘Yeah I can dunk.’ And …

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Track and field, men’s and women’s basketball receive notice of infractions from NCAA

The University of Oregon received a Notice of Allegations this week from the NCAA for infractions in multiple programs, the university announced on Thursday. The programs are track and field, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football. “After careful review of the notice, the UO acknowledges that infractions occurred and takes …

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Raevyn Rogers wins 2017 Bowerman Award

Following a historic 2017 season, Raevyn Rogers won the 2017 Bowerman Award on Friday night, collegiate track and field’s highest honor for an individual athlete. Rogers, who became professional after the conclusion of the 2017 outdoor season, won six NCAA championships during her time at Oregon. She is the third …

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Busy day for Oregon as National Signing Day early period opens Wednesday

Various Oregon athletic teams had multiple players make their commitment to the Ducks official on Wednesday. Here’s a look at those players: Volleyball Chandlar Duff: middle blocker from Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The 6-foot-2 Michigan native played with Legacy Volleyball Club. Kylie Robinson: at No. 8 …

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From running to eating, Emma Abrahamson and Lilli Burdon are conquering both

It’s no secret that eating healthy is important for Oregon athletes, especially if you’re on the cross country team. But that’s not to say you can’t have fun with it, and both senior Emma Abrahamson and sophomore Lilli Burdon have taken that to heart this season. After earning the Triple …

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Raevyn Rogers announces she’s turning pro

Six-time NCAA track and field champion Raevyn Rogers announced via Twitter that she will forgo her final year of NCAA eligibility to sign a contract with Nike and jump to the pros. Rogers will be represented by Global Athletics. Thank you @Run4Ducks for believing & trusting in me 💚💛 I’m …

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IAAF World Championships: Phyllis Francis wins second gold medal on final day

The IAAF World Athletic Championships in London wrapped up on Sunday with the women’s and men’s 4×400-meter relays. The women’s event featured former Duck Phyllis Francis, who anchored the United States three minute, 19.02 second-winning run, beating second-place Great Britain by six seconds. That gold medal was Francis’ second of …

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IAAF World Championships: Phyllis Francis wins gold in 400, Deajah Stevens in 200 semifinal

Former Oregon track and field athlete Phyllis Francis took the gold medal in the women’s 400-meters at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, defeating 2016 Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo and defending 400 world champion Allyson Felix. Despite the pouring England rain, Francis won the race in a personal …

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IAAF World Championships: Allen, Stevens and Washington highlight Ducks competing on Sunday

At the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, multiple Oregon Ducks lined up among the world’s best in the stadium that held the 2012 Olympic Games. On Saturday, former Oregon athlete Zoe Buckman, who represents Australia, missed the cut in the 1,500-meter semifinal, but on Sunday there was a plethora …

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Deajah Stevens announces she is going pro, forgoing her senior year

Oregon track and field sprinter Deajah Stevens announced her intentions to become a professional on Wednesday night via social media. Stevens’ decision to turn pro means she is forgoing her final year of eligibility for the Ducks. In three years, Stevens built a resume that is one of the best in …

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Former Ducks competed throughout the TrackTown Summer Series

The second annual TrackTown Summer Series concluded on Thursday in New York, New York and there were several former Oregon athletes that found success now competing as professional track athletes. The event was made up of four teams. The New York Empire, Portland Pulse, Philadelphia Force and San Francisco Surge …

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Report: FBI is investigating Eugene’s 2021 track and field world championships award

The controversial decision to award the 2021 track and field world championships to Eugene is now being investigated by the FBI and criminal division of the IRS, according to a report from BBC. Eugene won their bid to host the championships in 2015, and will be the first U.S. city …

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USATF announces Los Angeles gets the 2020 Olympic Trials, ending Eugene’s run

USA Track & Field announced Wednesday that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, denying Eugene and Hayward Field’s bid to host for the fourth consecutive time. The Olympic trials will take place June 19-28, 2020. The USATF board voted …

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