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Bowerman’s Pack makes season debut at Pepsi Team Invitational

Saturday’s Pepsi Team Invitational will mark the outdoor season debut for several prominent Duck athletes, including Jordan Hasay and Brianne Theisen. Another group will also look to have a strong showing at Hayward Field: Bowerman’s Pack. Oregon’s two-year-old track and field student section is looking to boost support and volume …

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Oregon Decathalon to pit Ducks' top multi-event athletes

The Oregon track and field program has added a new event to its schedule for the benefit of multi-event athletes. The Oregon Decathlon will pit seven athletes against each other in the traditional decathlon structure at Hayward Field. The meet will start at 12:30 p.m. today with five events on …

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Track and field starts season with record-breaking performance, relay victory

Claire Michel set the first major mark of the young season for Oregon track and field at Friday and Saturday’s Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. The senior from Clackamas broke her own school record by finishing third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday, and first among collegians in the …

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Ducks head to Texas for Indoor Nationals

Jack Hunter The Oregon women have enjoyed a stable indoor track and field season. The Ducks were ranked No. 1 in the preseason by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and have not wavered from that ranking. Oregon is the prohibitive favorite entering the NCAA Indoor …

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Hasay, Theisen, Johnson recognized by West Region coaches

Oregon track and field athletes Brianne Theisen and Jordan Hasay and associate head coach Robert Johnson were honored among West Region athletes and coaches by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country association Monday. Theisen, a senior from Humboldt, Sask., set the NCAA record in the indoor pentathlon with …

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Youngblood, Berry shine for Ducks at UW Final Qualifier

It took all six attempts, but Oregon senior Jamesha Youngblood nailed the third-best long jump in the nation to highlight the Ducks’ team performance at the UW Final Qualifier in Seattle this weekend. Youngblood leapt 21 feet, 2 1/2 inches to win the event, surpassing her best jump of the …

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Duck men and women make last push at UW Final Qualifiers

Oregon will send seven women and four men to the UW Final Qualifier on Saturday, to be held at Washington’s Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle. The meet gives athletes one last chance at reaching NCAA qualifying standards in their events before the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships next week. …

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Oregon women first, men fourth at MPSF championship

The Oregon women secured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation indoor track and field championships on Saturday on the Washington campus, with the men placing fourth. However, the championship crown came secondary to preparation for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships — and some stellar performances indicated the Ducks are …

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Nation-leading Ducks compete at MPSF Championships in Seattle

With the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships just two weeks away, the Oregon men’s and women’s track and field teams are making their final pushes for NCAA qualifying marks. Today and Saturday, the No. 1 women and No. 12 men will head to Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle for …

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Greer, Hasay use record-breaking performances to propel Ducks

It was another record-breaking weekend for the Oregon men’s and women’s track and field teams. Elijah Greer and Jordan Hasay ran nation-leading times in their respective events at the Husky Classic in Seattle on Saturday. Greer won the 800 meters with a personal-best 1:47.02, while Hasay ran the top time …

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Track and field travels to Seattle, Arkansas for indoor season tune-ups

Oregon track and field will be in two places at once this weekend as the Ducks continue their indoor season work. A large long-distance and middle-distance contingent will compete in Seattle Friday and Saturday at the Husky Invitational, held at the University of Washington’s Dempsey Indoor Facility. A sprinter/jumper contingent …

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Women's track and field nets six recruits for 2011 class

The Oregon women’s track and field team announced a six-person recruiting class for 2011 Tuesday night. Two distance runners, two heptathletes, a middle-distance runner and a sprinter/jumper make up the new Duck women’s class. Claudia Francis, an 800-meter specialist from Laurelton, N.Y., is the sister of current Oregon freshman Phyllis …

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Men's track and field sign 14 players to 2011 class

The Oregon men’s track and field team announced a 2011 class of 14 members signed to letters of intent on Friday. Distance standout Lukas Verzbicas of Orland Park, Ill., the first high school runner to win both the Nike Cross Nationals and the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships, headlines …

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Oregon men's track and field lands Lukas Verzbicas, top high school recruit

The Oregon men’s track and field team had a productive signing day, landing one of the top prep distance runners in the United States. Lukas Verzbicas, a native of Lithuania who lives in Orland Park, Ill., signed a letter of intent Wednesday to join the Ducks next season. Verzbicas won …

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Theisen dominates UW Invitational, sets NCAA record

In her first indoor pentathlon of the season, at the UW Invitational in Seattle this weekend, Brianne Theisen added a new achievement to her list of accomplishments: an NCAA record. The senior from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, scored 4,507 points, finishing no lower than second in any event and setting personal bests …

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Both Ducks teams headed to UW Invitational ranked in top 5

The Oregon men’s and women’s track and field teams will return to Seattle for the UW Invitational, held at Washington’s Dempsey Indoor Facility. The meet begins Friday at 3 p.m. and continues Saturday at 9 a.m. Oregon has held on to its No. 1 women’s team ranking in the U.S. …

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Ducks begin season with record-setting pace

A pair of fast freshmen stole the show for the Oregon Ducks at the UW Indoor Preview on Saturday. English Gardner, a freshman sprinter from Voorhees, N.J., won the 60-meter dash in a school-record 7.29 seconds. The mark bested Amber Purvis’ year-old record of 7.30. Phyllis Francis, a freshman middle-distance …

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Men's and women's track and field prepare for first indoor meet

This weekend the Oregon men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in their first indoor meet of the season, the UW Indoor Preview in Seattle. As many as 16 Ducks will compete for the first time in an Oregon uniform at Saturday’s event, beginning at 8 a.m. at …

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Oregon women's track and field start season as top-ranked team in nation

The Oregon women’s track and field team has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in the preseason by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. After winning the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field national championship for the first time in school history, the Ducks are …

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Oregon adds 3 coaches, wins John Frank Invitational

  The Oregon track and field program had a busy summer, hiring two new assistant coaches and promoting a third. Robert Weir, a three-time Olympian for the United Kingdom in the discus throw, was hired in August as Oregon’s next assistant coach for throws. He replaces Lance Deal, who stepped …

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Hasay runs well at World Juniors

Jack Hunter Jordan Hasay finished fourth in IAAF World Junior Championships in the 1500 meters Sunday with a 4-minute, 13.95-second time. Hasay was also the first American to cross the finish line. Tizita Gogale of Ethiopia won in 4:08.06, Ciara Mageen of Ireland finished second with a 4:09.51 time and …

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Wheating, Acosta run epic miles

Ivar Vong In a press conference Friday, one day before the Prefontaine Classic, Oregon runner Andrew Wheating said, “If I can run a fast (personal record), it’s a win for me.” Wheating did more than that on Saturday, finishing the Bowerman Mile, the last event of the competition, in fifth …

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Hammer throw sets tone for Prefontaine

Ivar Vong The 2010 Prefontaine Classic began on Saturday with the women’s hammer throw competition, which had seen Poland’s world-record-holder Anita Wlodarczyk withdraw from the event Wednesday afternoon after aggravating a back injury. It didn’t seem to affect the event as Russian Tatyana Lysenko and German Betty Heidler went back …

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Inaugural Nike Track Nationals sees late drama

The inaugural Nike Track Nationals brought a complicated new scoring method for a meet designed to determine the best high school track and field teams in the country. It turns out it was a little too complicated for the event’s organizers to accurately compute the scores of the meet at …

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Record wreckers

Eugene gets a peek at some of the best athletes in the world when the Prefontaine Classic comes to Hayward Field, and records on the track may be broken. Without a doubt, the sprints on both the men’s and women’s sides will be races to watch. The men’s 200 meters, …

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Hasay, Purvis stand out at U.S. Track & Field Championships

Ivar Vong Oregon freshman runner Jordan Hasay won the 1,500 meters and finished second in the 3,000 meters at the United States Junior Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, qualifying for the IAAF World Junior Championships in both events July 19 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Hasay dropped out …

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Offseason offers Oregon players other opportunities

Jack Hunter Oregon baseball won 40 games, finished tied for fifth in the Pacific-10 Conference, and earned a trip to Connecticut and an NCAA Regional berth. Not bad for the program’s second season in 28 years. Oregon head coach George Horton said the Ducks’ goal every year is to go …

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Texas A&M takes dual titles; Oregon finishes in top three

For Texas A&M head track and field coach Pat Henry, the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were twice as nice. Once again. “This is tough business to win a track meet like this,” Henry said. “What a great accomplishment for us today. This is what track’s all about.” …

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Eaton’s decathlon finale, Wheaton’s 800m win dominate the day

Ashton Eaton won his third consecutive NCAA decathlon title, and Andrew Wheating bested Robby Andrews in an electric 800-meter final as Oregon built significant momentum heading into the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Eaton started his day off on the right foot, winning the 110-meter …

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Theisen’s championship, Eaton’s record start mark day two of NCAAs

The first national champion was crowned for the Oregon Ducks on a tumultuous, tempestuous Friday afternoon at Hayward Field. A crowd of 11,172 persevered through continued rain and winds as the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships team race grew tighter. The Duck women ended the day with 16 points, …

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