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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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Racing Ahead: Sophomore distance runner Katie Rainsberger leads the way for Oregon cross-country

Katie Rainsberger crossed the finish line at the Bill Dellinger Invitational demolishing the course record by 37 seconds last September. But she didn’t leave the finish line right away. She stood in the chute, her black Oregon singlet soaked, and her spikes covered in mud, shouting as her teammates kicked …

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Oregon women come in fifth, men finish sixth at NCAA Championships

Oregon’s women cross-country did not repeated as national champions after they finished fifth in Louisville, Kentucky, in the 2017 NCAA Championships. The men came in sixth at Saturday’s races. Katie Rainsberger, who came in third at the Pac-12 championships, was the highest finisher among Oregon’s women in the 6,000-meter race, …

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Cross-Country West Regionals: Women place third, men get fourth

Oregon finished their penultimate race today at the West Regionals in Seattle with the women finishing third behind San Francisco and Stanford. The men were fourth, beat by Portland, Washington and Stanford. Neither team placed in the automatic qualifying spots, but based on the track and field savvy site, FloTrack.org, …

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Cross-Country West Regional Preview: Ducks will face toughest competition of the season

The Oregon cross-country teams will race to on Friday, Nov. 10, in Seattle at the Jefferson Golf Course to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet later this month. The women’s race will go first at 10:30 a.m., and the men will start at 11:30 a.m. The top two teams from …

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Cross-Country earns All-Pac-12 Honors, Rainsberger and Burden named to first-team

The Pac-12 Conference recently released its all-Pac-12 teams on Tuesday, and the Ducks are represented well. Katie Rainsberger and Lilli Burdon earned all-Pac-12 first-team. Jessica Hull was named to all-Pac-12 second team. Freshmen Cooper Teare was named Pac-12 Freshmen of the Year after being one of the top runners for …

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Oregon women come second, men fourth in Pac-12 Championships

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Early on in the 2017 Pac-12 Cross Country Championships, Oregon’s Katie Rainsberger felt something in her hair. It was the snapping of her hair tie, undoing her hair slowly throughout the race. “I tried to not let it affect me,” she said. “I was like, ‘well I …

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Oregon women win cross country Pre-Nationals Invitational, men take third

A few weeks ago, right after the Bill Dellinger Invitational, Oregon women’s cross country coach Maurica Powell said her cross country team just needed to put the blinders on. They did that at the Pre-Nationals Invitational on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, taking the win and upsetting top-seeded Colorado. The men …

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Rainsberger sets Dellinger Invite record to help Oregon women to first-place finish, Oregon men finish third

Springfield, Ore. — The men’s and women’s Oregon cross country teams made their season debuts at the 12th annual Dellinger Invite on a wet and rainy Friday morning at the Springfield Country Club. Oregon’s women took first with 33 points as they finished in the top three spots while Oregon’s …

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