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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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Deajah Stevens is a US champion, Washington and Simpson also reach World Championships

Current and former Oregon track and field athletes qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London after a hot weekend in Sacramento at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Deajah Stevens and Ariana Washington will both represent Team USA in the 100-meters while Stevens will also run in the …

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Women’s track and field team wins NCAA outdoor championships to complete triple crown

The Oregon women’s team made history on Saturday, the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a final score of 64 points, Oregon edged out Georgia by 1.8 points. It came down to the last event because of a mishap in the 200-meter final. Oregon became the …

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Florida delivers dramatic finish to win NCAA outdoor title

Florida freshman Grant Holloway sprinted through the athlete recovery tent behind the west grandstand at Hayward Field, rushed through the media entrance and tackled his coach, Mike Holloway, mid-interview. “Proud of you, cousin!” Grant shouted while embracing his coach. When Grant made the decision to give up football last winter …

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Women’s track and field team endures bumps on the road to a championship

After winning the cross country and indoor championship titles earlier this year, the women’s track and field team is working towards a historic triple crown. On Thursday, during qualifying rounds on the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the team took its first step towards this achievement, but it …

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Kyree King dazzles in opening day of NCAA Track and Field Championships

In a day that is typically devoid of drama, Oregon senior Kyree King gave Ducks fans a reason to watch at the NCAA Track and Field Championship preliminary rounds on Wednesday. King, a former Western Kentucky standout who transferred to Oregon for his final year, played a part in three …

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Oregon track coaches restrict student-athletes’ access to the press

Oregon track and field coaches routinely deny interview requests on student-athletes’ behalf in an effort to control which stories about the team are disseminated in the news media, the Emerald has found. Multiple times the Emerald has requested interviews with student-athletes during the indoor and outdoor track seasons, only to …

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Injuries hurt Ducks’ title hopes, but still many stars to watch

In all sports, sometimes the best team doesn’t win. Often it comes down to who is healthiest. The Oregon Ducks will be short of full strength for the upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships. Just prior to the start of the NCAA Regionals, distance star Edward Cheserek went down for the …

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It was the goal, but the women’s 4×100-meter NCAA title eludes Oregon again

On June 7, the nation’s best track and field athletes will descend on Hayward Field for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Oregon’s 4×100-meter relay team, one of, if not the best in the country, however, will not be among them. At the NCAA West Regionals, Oregon’s collegiate record-breaking relay team was …

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Cody Danielson loses fingers but gains confidence

In March, Cody Danielson left his track and field future in the hands of luck. While driving an all-terrain vehicle, the Oregon redshirt sophomore got into a freak accident when a rope sliced off parts of two of his fingers. Half of one finger was severed, while the other fingertip …

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Cheserek’s collegiate career is over, but his legacy endures

When Edward Cheserek crossed the finish line in the 10,000-meter at the Pac-12 Championships, it would be his last time doing so in a collegiate race. Few knew, but Cheserek had been running with a lower back strain. Given he placed first with a time of 29 minutes, 11.76 seconds, nine …

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Tanner ‘Terry’ Anderson steps into large role for Oregon as NCAAs approach

Oregon distance runner Tanner Anderson has had a strong finish to his outdoor season. He started it off with a surprise third-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and capped it off by qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000 meters. He’ll be Oregon’s lone entry into the 10,000-meter now …

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Two Oregon throwers are locked in a meme war, and it’s not about to end anytime soon

It all started with a barrage of unglam photos that Austin White, a shot putter for the Oregon Ducks, sent to his Snapchat friends starring his teammate, Ryan Hunter-Simms. White fired the first shot last January when he discovered an old photo of Hunter-Simms sporting a milk mustache in a …

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Edward Cheserek turns pro, signs with agent Total Sports US

After a lower back strain ended his final collegiate season prematurely, Edward Cheserek signed with an agent, Total Sports US, on Wednesday to take his first step into the world of professional running. We're excited to announce the signing of former University of Oregon star & 17-time NCAA Champion Edward …

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Raevyn Rogers’ race-day makeup takes many meanings

Look good, feel good, run good. That’s why Raevyn Rogers dedicates an hour and a half of her pre-race routine to work on her appearance. The Oregon 800-meter specialist usually straightens her hair for a superhero effect, contours her face, attaches eyelashes and applies a dark lipstick color – dark …

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Oregon notches four qualifiers on the first day of the NCAA West Regionals

In order for the Oregon Ducks to compete on their home turf during the NCAA Track and Field Championships next month, they had to first advance from the NCAA West Regionals in Austin, Texas. The Ducks booked their first four tickets out of Austin to the championship on Thursday afternoon …

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