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Is the New NCAA Scheduling Format hurting the Athletes?

Having attended track meets since the early ’60s, I’m not much of a fan of change in my favorite sport. However with the steep decline of the fan base over the past three or four decades, it has became apparent… Continue reading

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Renovations in TrackTown: A Step Forward

Eugene, Oregon; a town known throughout the country to have some of the deepest roots in track and field history, enough to be called TrackTown USA. This title is in no small part thanks to historic Hayward Field that graces the… Continue reading

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UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned trumpet player and professor at […] Continue reading

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Eugene will bid to host 2019 Track and Field World Championships

Although the United States has a tradition of dominating track and field, the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships for track and field have never been hosted in the country. But now Eugene — in addition to Barcelona, Spain and Doha, Qatar —  is one of three cities that could host the 2019 IAAF […] Continue reading

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Eugene Marathon Moving to Late July for 2014

The 2014 Eugene Marathon will look a little bit different than in years past. Next year’s Eugene Marathon will be held in July, not in April.

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Three Ducks Earn National Titles at USA Championships

Former University of Oregon track stars Ashton Eaton, Matthew Centrowitz and Brianne Theisen each home individual national titles at the USA Track and Field National Championships this week.

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Photos: NCAA Track and Field National Championships

It was a big first day of the NCAA Track and Field National Championships with several impressive performances. Oregon four-star athlete Liz Brenner was eighth overall in the javelin, good enough to advance to the finals. The Ducks’ women sprinters also had a good day with the 4X100 team advancing and English Gardner as well in the 100 meters.

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Cain’s Performance Highlights Outstanding Prefontaine Classic

Mary Cain, a high school phenom who has yet to choose what college she will be attending, thrilled the thousands in attendance at the 2013 Prefontaine Classic, running a sub-two minute in the women’s 800 meters to set a new high school record and U.S. Junior record.

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Eugene Selected to Host 2016 Olympic Trials

After being host in both 2008 and 2012, Eugene has once again been selected for a third straight time and will be host for the 2016 Olympic Trials.

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Lane Leads Decathlon and Heptathlon After Day One

Lane’s track and field program saw two of their athletes take the lead in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, at the end of day one of the Lane Multi Qualifier. Thomas Cranor is currently the leader in the men’s decathlon while Kara Hallock is leading the women’s heptathlon.

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