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In the second heat of 100-meter dash on Saturday, Oregon sophomore Micah Williams took to the line in the face of worthy competition. Legendary Nike sprinter Justin Gatlin and New Balance’s Trayvon Bromwell were clear favorites out of the first and eighth lanes, but even so, Williams appeare…

In the men’s 800-meter Olympic trials at Hayward Field in 2008, Oregon track star Andrew Wheating rounded the final turn in the middle of the pack. With 70 meters to go, he slipped into third place and, before he knew it, into second, crossing the finish line and qualifying for the Beijing O…

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I remember seeing it for the first time. The chrome, spaceship-like tower dominating the campus skyline; the strong, cherry red wood beams bending over the field like the arm of a javelin thrower; the emerald green color of the turf in contrast with the sharp, clay-red curves of the track.