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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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Hayward Field awarded 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials

USA Track and Field announced on Thursday that Hayward Field will host the 2020 United States Track & Field Olympic Trials. The 2020 trials were set to be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, but after renovation concerns, the door opened for Eugene to host the trials …

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Oregon track and field hires Helen Lehman-Winters as associate head coach

Oregon track and field has filled another void left by the departures of Andy and Maurica Powell, hiring former University of San Francisco head track and field and cross country coach Helen Lehman-Winters as associate head coach. Oregon hired former Virginia Tech coach Ben Thomas last week as an associate …

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Oregon track and field hires Ben Thomas as associate head coach

Oregon has hired Ben Thomas to take over the middle distance and distance coaching duties, filling the major void left by Andy and Maurica Powell, the former associate head coach and assistant coach. Thomas was introduced Monday as the associate head coach for cross country and track and field. “We are …

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Oregon women’s track and field places seventh at NCAA championships, Jessica Hull wins 1,500

In the final day of the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Oregon’s women’s team, with nine athletes and two relay teams, scored 39 points for a seventh-place finish, unable to defend last year’s title that capped off the Triple Crown. The Ducks started the day off hot with …

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Oregon men’s track and field finishes 35th in NCAA outdoor championships

As the rain began to come down with force on the final day of the men’s meet at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Oregon middle distance runners redshirt senior Sam Prakel and redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek were Oregon’s best chances of glory as the two ran in the …

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Oregon women’s track and field advances six runners to NCAA finals on Saturday

Oregon women’s track and field advanced six runners in five events and both relay teams to Saturday’s final of the 2018 NCAA outdoor championships at Hayward Field on Thursday. To start the evening for Oregon, the 4×100 meters relay team, featuring juniors Alaysha Johnson and Ariana Washington and freshmen Lauren Rain …

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Damarcus Simpson falls short in long jump, Sam Prakel and Mick Stanovsek run into 1,500 finals

Football is considered the game of inches, but Oregon long jumper Damarcus Simpson might argue that should change. In the long jump, one centimeter over the board and the jump doesn’t count. Too much space behind means distance is taken away from a jump. It was one or the other for …

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Controversial Hayward Field renovations leave community reminiscing

In Eugene’s pitch to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships, two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Oregon alum Ashton Eaton was featured in a video. He talked about the “magic” of Hayward Field during the 1,500-meter race of his world record-setting decathlon at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. “I …

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Oregon qualifies 12 in first two days of NCAA West Prelims

After the first two days of the NCAA West Preliminaries, at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, the Oregon Ducks have punched 12 individual tickets for the NCAA Championships. Oregon qualified eight athletes on Friday, with six from the women’s team and two from the men’s. In the 400 meters, …

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Oregon’s creative director position is unique in collegiate track and field

As the Oregon track and field team sat on the team bus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before a meet in early February, a hype video from the Oregon track and field Instagram started to reverberate around the bus. The upbeat music and stunning visual effects fired up the athletes before …

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Oregon men win 12th straight Pac-12 track and field title, women place second

As the Oregon track and field teams headed to Stanford University for the Pac-12 Championships this weekend, both the men and women had winning streaks to defend. For the past nine seasons, the Ducks have swept the teams titles. The men have won the meet the past 11 years. On …

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Kylee O’Connor, Austin Torres both place sixth at Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships

Senior Kylee O’Connor and junior Austin Torres both finished sixth at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships over the weekend. Their placements earned six points for Oregon Track and Field prior to the Pac-12 Championships this upcoming weekend. O’Connor saved her best performance for the final round at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships on …

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Current and former Ducks shine in final home meet at Hayward Field in Oregon Twilight

Past and present Ducks showed up and out at the Oregon Twilight. With 17 former and 44 current Ducks, Oregon track and field athletes and alumni took first in 15 events, including men’s discus, triple jump and hammer, women’s long jump and shot put, and men’s and women’s 100-meter dash, …

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Oregon track and field climbs into record books after historic weekend

The Oregon track and field team once again split into two group this weekend, with distance runners and throwers competing in Corvallis, Oregon, while sprinters traveled to Tuscon, Arizona. With just two meets remaining until the Pac-12 Championships, head coach Robert Johnson wants runners to be locked into form. For …

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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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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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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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Quick Hits: Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field, Oregon men’s and women’s basketball victorious

— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this indoor season. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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