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Ranking the Records Countdown - #6 Rod Murrow May 24, 2020

We're counting down the top-10 greatest Kansas High School track and field state records across all events, boys and girls, and we're up to #6. Using the IAAF point tables, we've ranked the ten best state records and there are some huge surprises!

Devon Allen's Story Reminiscent of Jerry Tarr's Jul 1, 2014

Devon Allen, the University of Oregon football recruit who "runs hurdles on the side," has possibly just ignited a turf war between track coach Robert Johnson and football coach Mark Helfrich ... (via Bleacher Report)

Ducks Sweep Sixth-Straight Pac-12 Meet May 19, 2014

Jenna Prandini was named the women's Athlete of the Meet after winning three individual events, the first person to do so since Seilala Sue of UCLA won three in 1999.

177 Nations Coming to IAAF World Juniors May 10, 2014

the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014 – to be held July 22-27 at historic Hayward Field – will be the largest IAAF event ever contested on U.S. soil.

Alumni highlight Oregon Twilight results May 10, 2014

World's greatest athlete Ashton Eaton and 15 other Oregon track and field alumni were in the field for the Ducks' final regular-season home meet of this spring.

TrackTown Tuesday Set for May 6 May 5, 2014

Senior Mac Fleet and freshman Brittany Mann will talk about their preparations for the Oregon Twilight Meet at historic Hayward Field on Friday.

The Oregon System MileSplit South Dakota Staff Apr 26, 2014

The Oregon System Recollections and Training Logs from Steve Bence Note:  I originally published this article in Spring 2009 issue of RUN(sd) Magazine, however the content is too good to keep within the hands of the 13 people that purchased the magazine, thus I’ll share it here on  I want to again, thank Steve Bence for sharing his old training logs and recollections of the “Oregon System”.  Bence was an 800 Meter runner for the University of Oregon during the early 70’s. What I envisioned as a quick Q&A with Mr. Bence turned out to be so much more. Enjoy!  Photo courtesy of Steve Bence: (From left: Matt Centrowitz, Steve Prefonaine, Steve Bence and Mark Feig).  This photo was taken the day before on Steve Prefontaine's camera the day before Prefontaine's untimely death.  Bence was given a copy of the picture.

Ducks Win with Decisive DMR Finish Apr 25, 2014

The win was Oregon's second in the DMR at the Penn Relays, after earning a wheel in 2010. It is also the seventh overall win for the Ducks in the meet's history.

Ducks to Compete Penn Relays Apr 23, 2014

The Men of Oregon moved up to No. 1 in the USTFCCCA computer rankings while the Women of Oregon maintained their position at No. 4.

Sprinters Set Top Marks at Mt. SAC Apr 19, 2014

Jenna Prandini ran a blazing 11.11 in the 100 to win the event and post the second-time in the world this year and the fastest wind-legal time in the NCAA.

10 Ducks Earn MPSF Academic Honors Apr 11, 2014

The honors are part of Oregon's success both on and off the track, as the men's and women's indoor teams won National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

Single-Meet Tickets on Sale Friday Mar 13, 2014

Tickets will be available online at, on the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT or in person at the ticket office located in the Moshofsky Center.

Roesler, Taylor Earn Regional Honors Mar 10, 2014

Roesler, from Fargo, N.D., leads all collegians at 800 meters in 2:01.32, a school record and the second-fastest all-conditions time in collegiate history.

Four Event Wins Cap Weekend at MPSF Mar 1, 2014

The Ducks will be back in action at the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., March 14-15. The final list of NCAA participants will be released, Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. PT.

Nikki Hiltz Blog Jan 25, 2014

Nikki Hiltz, frehman at the Univeristy of Oregon, was a Foot Locker finalist and California state champion at Aptos High School.  After running 4:42 for 1600 meters and placing 6th in the USATF 1500 in 2012, Nikki is now heading into her first spring season in Eugene under coach Marica Powell.

Cheserek recounts NCAA championship race Nov 25, 2013

As Saturday's race passed the midway point, Edward Cheserek thought he'd be settling for second, but a late surge gave the Oregon freshman an NCAA Championship.

Latin Berry Comes Home Again, Finally Oct 18, 2013

The former three-year football starter and four-time track and field all-American is back in Eugene to be inducted into the Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame.

Powell, Carlucci Inducted in MSTCA Hall Of Fame ! Sep 27, 2013

The MSTCA Athlete Hall of Fame has been trying for a few years now to induct both Andy and Maurica into the Athletes Hall of Fame. Living on the west coast has proved difficult for these two Massachusetts natives to come east in January to accept their awards. This being the case, For this reason, the Powell's will be inducted and presented with their induction into the MSTCA Athlete Hall of Fame between the women's and men's races on Friday afternoon." Said Bob L'Homme from the MSTCA

Elfriede Prefontaine Dies At Age 88; Mother Of Track Legend Steve Prefontaine Todd Grasley Jul 19, 2013

Elfriede Prefontaine, the mother of the late Steve Prefontaine, an Oregon icon and the man considered by many to be the greatest distance running legend in American track and field history, died Tuesday at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, 12 days after suffering a fall at a Eugene assisted living facility. (via The Oregonian -

Gardner Goes Global Jun 21, 2013

Oregon alum English Gardner won the women's 100 meters with the fastest time in the world this year and current Ducks Elijah Greer and Laura Roesler advanced.

Pac-12 Honors 27 Ducks for Academics Jun 17, 2013

NCAA champion Elijah Greer led 27 Duck track and field student-athletes – nearly a quarter of the roster – who earned Pac-12 all-academic honors.

Johnson Sweeps Pac-12 Coaching Honors Jun 13, 2013

Sweeping both coaching honors, Oregon's Robert Johnson was honored as the Pac-12 Men's Coach of the Year, and the Pac-12 Women's Coach of the Year.

English and Elijah Electrify NCAAs Jun 8, 2013

English Gardner and the Oregon women roared into contention, while Elijah Greer slipped into overdrive to win the men's 800 meters in style at the NCAA meet.

Skipper and Stinson Go the Distance Jun 7, 2013

Greg Skipper placed fourth in the hammer and Parker Stinson took sixth in the 10,000 meters as the Men of Oregon got on the scoreboard Thursday at the NCAA meet

Track Teams Announce 2013 Honors May 20, 2013

Oregon celebrated its fifth straight sweep of the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships by honoring several key members of those teams at the teams' banquet.

Vaulters Key Night at Twilight May 4, 2013

Two of Oregon's pole vaulters set personal bests and all four Duck vaulters cleared set seasonal bests on a day of highlights before a sun-drenched 5,244 fans.

Seniors Set to Shine at Twilight May 2, 2013

A couple of exceptional fields await Oregon in the regular season finale, where the Ducks will bid farewell to 19 seniors Friday at the Twilight Meet.

Track Teams Tackle Trifecta of Meets Apr 24, 2013

The Duck track and field teams go for a trifecta of meets this weekend with stops at the Penn Relays, OSU High Performance Meet and Cardinal Invitational.

Ducks Drop Dual Meet To Arkansas At Oregon Relays Todd Grasley Apr 23, 2013

The first ever dual meet between track and field powers Oregon and Arkansas lived up to expectations as the No. 2 Razorbacks trailed most of the afternoon but made a late charge, clinching the victory in the 4x400 meter relay, the final event of the meet. (via

Arkansas Edges Ducks in Exciting Dual Apr 20, 2013

No. 2 Arkansas won the 4x400 meters to edge No. 4 Oregon 86-77 in an exciting collegiate dual meet before 7,344 fans on a sunny Saturday at Hayward Field.

Good Gracious Gardner! Apr 20, 2013

English Gardner turned the track and field community on its ears by running the fastest 100 meters in the world this season Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Ducks Sweep 200s at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 20, 2013

Oregon runners won three heats of the women's 200 meters Friday at the Mt SAC Relays, while Anne Kesselring set a personal best in the 1,500 meters.

Therese Haiss - Stronger and Faster than Last Year Mark Stonecipher Apr 5, 2013

Solon Senior and Oregon signee Therese Haiss is the defending D1 Outdoor State champion in the 800 and the State runner-up in the 1600.  She was recently 3rd in the 800 at the Brooks PR Invitational and won both the 1600 and 800 at the OATCCC Indoor Championships.  She is going for the double again this year at State and describes herself as a "transformed runner."  Her goals this Spring are to just simply run faster than last year.  That includes running sub 4:50 in the 1600 and sub 2:08 in the 800!

Cabral Heats up Hurdles at Texas Relays Mar 30, 2013

Johnathan Cabral came from behind to win the 110 meter hurdles with the fastest time in the nation this season Saturday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Track Goes on Tour to Texas, Stanford Mar 26, 2013

The Ducks hit two popular Spring Break destinations - Texas and California - for some extended training and compelling intercollegiate competition.

National Coaches of the Year for DI Indoor Season Announced Todd Grasley Mar 14, 2013

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announces the national award winners for 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season as chosen by the nation’s coaches. National-championship coaches Chris Bucknam of Arkansas and Oregon’s Robert Johnson were named National Coaches of the Year. Arkansas’ Travis Geopfert and Kansas’ Wayne Pate are the National Assistant Coaches of the Year. (via USTFCCCA)

Women Run to MPSF Title Feb 23, 2013

Elijah Greer ran the fastest men's 800 meters in the nation this season, while the Oregon women won the 60, 400, 800 and 3,000 meters and the 4x400 meter relay.

Brooks PR Invitational Buckeye Connections - Therese Haiss Feb 13, 2013

The Buckeye State will be represented in Seattle at the end of the month when Therese Haiss of Solon heads out to the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational.   Select elite athletes were sent a golden ticket and invited to the event to compete against the nations top performers. Haiss will compete in the 800m Run along with ten of the nations top half-milers. 

Hasay Leads 5K Charge in Seattle Feb 9, 2013

Jordan Hasay won the women's 5,000 meters to lead a day of high level performances by the Oregon track and field teams Friday in Seattle and Fayetteville, Ark.

Ducks DMR Travels to Big Apple Jan 29, 2013

Oregon's men's distance medley relay team is headed to New York to compete in the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday.

Swift-Footed Hurdler Chooses Oregon Football Todd Grasley Jan 28, 2013

The athletes in this years Oregon Ducks recruiting class are shaping up to be a rather unique bunch; including a pair of twins and a pair of players who are the sons of former NFL players.  Now with committed running back Thomas Tyner and the addition of Devon Allen, the Ducks have a pair of the fastest high school sprinters in the country. (via FishDuck)

Centrowitz Eyes History in Wanamaker Return | NYRR Jan 22, 2013

Before making his NYRR Wanamaker Mile debut at last year’s Millrose Games, Matthew Centrowitz said that he’d been dreaming of the moment for years. “I’ve been wanting to participate in it since high school,” he told Ken Goe of The Oregonion. “I can’t believe the day is finally here.”  

Ducks Net 12 Wins in Season Opener Jan 12, 2013

Jenna Prandini and Sam Crouser impressed in their indoor debuts as Oregon collected 12 wins Saturday at the Blue and Orange Opener to kick off the 2013 season.

Where Are They Now? Ryan Pickering Todd Grasley Nov 29, 2012

Former John I. Leonard star Ryan Pickering is currently making an impact the University of Oregon. During his high school days Pickering won a state title in the 1600 meters as well as a 4A title in cross country. As a senior he advanced to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, where he finished 9th overall. We caught up with Pickering to find out what he has been up to and what advice he might have for high school runners.

Four Ducks Honored by Pac-12 Nov 21, 2012

Three members of Oregon's 2012 NCAA championships cross country team and men's runner Trevor Dunbar were honored by the Pac-12 Wednesday.

Hasay Paves Way to Pac-12 Title Oct 27, 2012

Jordan Hasay's runner-up finish led the third-ranked Oregon women to the 2012 Pac-12 cross country championship on a windy Saturday at Robinson Ranch.

Meet of the Week: Pre-Nationals Invitational David Pickett Oct 11, 2012

The University of Louisville is slated to host the Pre-Nationals Invitational on Saturday at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. This year's event will feature some of the best talent in the country and will serve as a pre-tune up to the NCAA DI Championships.

Good As Gold Aug 9, 2012

Let the record show that Ashton Eaton, the 2010 University Oregon alum, won the decathlon gold medal Thursday by scoring 8,869 points.

Sub 4:00 Mile attempt in Exeter RI Jul 21, 2012

Historic mile event coming to Exeter Rhode Island on August 7th featuring four athletes with personal records under 4:00 minutes in the mile.

Men's 1500 Semi-Finals - 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Centro Rocks It! Jun 29, 2012

                Men's 1500 Semi-Finals Results Look Who's Back! Centro Looks Smooth  1 Matthew Centrowitz   Nike 3:41.90 Q        [3:41.893]   2 (1)  2 Leonel Manzano   Nike 3:41.90 Q        [3:41.898]   2 (2)  3 Robby Andrews   adidas 3:42.14 Q            2 (3)  4 Jeff See   Saucony 3:42.16 Q            2 (4)  5 Miles Batty   Asics 3:42.33 Q            2 (5)  6 Andrew Bayer   Indiana University 3:42.56 q            2... (via )

Centrowitz: The Freshly Minted Question Mark Jun 27, 2012

               The 2012 installment of New York City's famed Milrose Games, being the first outside of Madison Square Garden since 1913, had an overall peculiar feel to them. The meet and its illustrious history had been transferred 130 blocks uptown to The Armory, yet the recreation of that good old fashioned Milrose ambiance proved difficult. Instead of the standard wonky, character building, and undersized track surrounding the covered hardwood of MSG (where the San Antonio Spurs bested the New York Knicks in 5 games during the 1999 NBA Finals), a state of the art Mondo... (via )

Salute to Seniors: Abbey Leonardi Derek Veilleux Jun 25, 2012

It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Great State of Maine. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.

Oregon Announces Transfers and NLI Signings Derek Veilleux Apr 12, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Oregon track and field teams have gained key pieces for both the 2012 season, as well as the future, with the addition of two transfers to the roster and the signing of a pair of high level women to National Letters of Intent, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Wednesday. (via

National Signing Day 2012 is here Derek Veilleux Feb 6, 2012

Today is February 1st, national signing day! Athletes around the country (and world) can now make their college commitments official. Many of the top stars around the country will have official signing ceremonies today, while others may do so in the coming days in weeks. We want to applaud all of our college-bound seniors and celebrate their decisions of where they will spend the next four years.

Six Sign with Oregon Track and Field Feb 3, 2012

Oregon added talent and depth in the throws and on the track with the signing of six high schoolers to National Letters of Intent Vin Lananna announced Friday.

A Brief Chat with Matthew Centrowitz | Racing News Jan 30, 2012

Racing News presents the most important news from the worlds of marathoning, road racing and track/field, plus exclusive interviews with leading athletes. Written and edited by Peter Gambaccini. (via Racing News)

Walker's Pace: Hasay Honored by Pac-12 Nov 29, 2011

Jordan Hasay was named the Pac-12's cross country women's athlete of the year for the second consecutive season. Here's the recap from the league office:

Leonardi to be an Oregon Duck! Derek Veilleux Nov 27, 2011

The state's top high school distance runner of all-time, Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunk has made her college decision, Leonardi will be wearing the green & yellow jersey of the Univeristy of Oregon

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Nov 20, 2011

The NCAA Championships is where everything we have worked on all season in terms of our goals and strategy need to come together.

Duck Women Set for NCAA Championships Nov 17, 2011

The Oregon's women's cross country team concludes the 2011 season with its fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Championships, Monday, Nov. 21, in Terre Haute.

Hasay Takes NCAA West Title Again Nov 12, 2011

Jordan Hasay used a kick down the final hill to win the NCAA West Regional women's cross country title for the second year in a row Saturday at Stanford.

Track Hires Administrative Staff Nov 1, 2011

Oregon's nationally ranked track & field and cross country programs have hired three talented individuals to its administrative staff.

Young Duck has First Experience as an 'O Hero' Oct 31, 2011

Freshman track athlete Allison Woodward wandered bravely alone into the Eugene community as an 'O Hero' to volunteer for the Susan Komen Race for the Cure 5k race and was left feeling glad about her choice to give back.

Walker's Pace: Live Pac-12 XC Webcast Oct 28, 2011

The Pac-12 and Fox Sports Arizona have announced that there will be a live webcast for the 2012 Pac-12 Cross Country Championships this Saturday in Arizona.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Oct 21, 2011

Even with as busy as we've all been with schoolwork, we've still had some team get-togethers for dinner, dessert, and the latest festivity: pumpkin carving!

XC Teams Make First Visit to Wisconsin Oct 12, 2011

The Oregon cross country squads will join 39 men's teams and 41 women's teams for Friday's Wisconsin adidas Invitational at the new Thomas Zimmer Course.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Sep 30, 2011

It is an irreplaceable feeling knowing that those who are not even competing are still planning on making the trip out to Springfield to come and support us.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Sep 26, 2011

Before our eight-mile run up the Newberry Monument, I reminded the guys that "The Oregon Way" is about teamwork and toughness, communication and camaraderie.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Sep 22, 2011

We were able to make it to the top of the hill and have the guys cheering us on, with Mac Fleet waiting for us with a big high five.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Sep 9, 2011

We arrived Tuesday to sunny skies and mild temperatures, setting the perfect stage for the Men of Oregon to begin what promises to be another exciting year.

PressBox: Matt Centrowitz Runs Himself Into World Prominence Stephen Lee Sep 7, 2011

By Keith Mills "It's not Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken or Michael Phelps," Paul McMullen said, "but it's one of the greatest local accomplishments in sports that I can ever remember."    Now the managing editor of the Catholic Review , McMullen spent nearly three decades do (via

Oregon Hosts Gonzaga in Sunriver Sep 6, 2011

The Oregon men's and women's cross country teams will head over the Cascade Mountains to open the 2011 season by hosting Gonzaga in a dual meet on Saturday.

Matthew Centrowitz USATF Bio Stephen Lee Aug 25, 2011

MATTHEW CENTROWITZ Event: 1,500m Height: 5-9 Weight: 133 PR:  1,500m - 3:34.46 (2011); Mile - 3:57.92i (2009) Born: October 18, 1989 Current Residence: Arnold, Md. High School: Broadneck High School (Annapolis, Md.) '07 College: Oregon '11 Coach: Via Lamanna (via

Women’s Track Signs Six Feb 7, 2011

Oregon added to an already talented roster by signing a sprinter, a middle distance standout, a pair of Foot Locker national cross country qualifiers and a set of multitalented twins to National Letters of Intent to join the women's track and field team next season, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Monday.

Men's Track Signs Impressive Group of 14 Feb 3, 2011

An impressive group of distance standouts, plus nationally ranked sprinters, a thrower and combined events stars are among the 14 high schoolers and transfers who signed National Letters of Intent to join the Men of Oregon's track and field team next season, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Thursday.

Francis joins sister at Oregon Christopher Hunt Feb 2, 2011

Claudia Francis could have picked any school in the country. Anyone would gladly have her. The Cardozo senior is the best half-miler in the country and probably still has the biggest upside of any high school runner you can think of. And she picked the Unversity of Oregon.

Klech, Hasay Shine at UW Indoor Invitational Jan 29, 2011

Jordan Hasay set the school record in the women's 3,000 meters and David Klech scored an impressive NCAA qualifying total in his first career heptathlon Saturday at the UW Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Facility.

Theisen Smashes NCAA Pentathlon Record Jan 29, 2011

Setting personal bests in the high jump and shot put, Brianne Theisen broke the collegiate record in the pentathlon, scoring 4,507 points Friday night at the UW Invitational at the Dempsey Indoor Facility.

Rookies Set Records in Season Opener Jan 15, 2011

Freshmen English Gardner and Phyllis Francis set school records in their first meet as Ducks and seniors Brianne Theisen and Melissa Gergel continued their all-around excellence Saturday at the season-opening UW Indoor Preview.

Defending Champs Open Indoor Season Jan 12, 2011

The defending NCAA Indoor champion Women of Oregon join the fourth-ranked men Saturday at UW Indoor Preview for the Ducks' 2011 indoor track and field season opener.

Lananna to Lead Team USA Men Dec 16, 2010

University of Oregon Associate Athletic Director and Director of Track & Field Vin Lananna will serve as the men's head coach for Team USA at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Eaton Wins 2010 Bowerman Award Dec 15, 2010

Five-time NCAA champion and world heptathlon record-holder Ashton Eaton was named the 2010 Bowerman Award winner Wednesday night by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Walker's Pace: The Friendly Skies Nov 20, 2010

What appeared to be a relatively easy day of travel - a United Express flight from Eugene to Denver and a connecting flight in the Mile High City to Indianapolis - rapidly turned into a mad scramble.

Ducks Return to NCAA Championships Nov 18, 2010

The Oregon cross country teams return to Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday, Nov. 22 for the 2010 NCAA Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Nov 17, 2010

With each other's help, we've conquered many challenges. But our greatest challenge is upon us this Monday.

Walker's Pace: Only in Cross Country Rankings Nov 16, 2010

A solid runner-up finish at the Pac-10 Championships kept the Men of Oregon at No. 3 in the latest USTFCCCA cross country poll, though there was a bit of a surprising development at the top.

Automatic Champions! Nov 13, 2010

Both the Oregon men's and women's cross country teams automatically advanced to the NCAA Championships by virtue of their performances Saturday at the NCAA West Regional meet.

Walker's Pace: Academic Ceremony, Jersey Auction Nov 5, 2010

We had a terrific turn out from the University and community for today's ceremony at the Jaqua Center honoring our four most recent Academic All-Americans, including Nicole Blood, Cyrus Hostetler and Alex Wolff. Here are a few images from that event.

University to Honor Four Academic All-Americans Friday Nov 3, 2010

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere and Director of Athletics Rob Mullens will recognize Oregon's four most recent lt;br />national Academic All-Americans in a ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at the John E Jaqua Center.

Walker's Pace: Men Still Third Nov 2, 2010

A solid runner-up finish at the Pac-10 Championships kept the Men of Oregon at No. 3 in the latest USTFCCCA cross country poll, though there was a bit of a surprising development at the top.

Track to Host Free Youth Clinic at UW Football Game Oct 29, 2010

The University of Oregon track & field team and the City of Eugene will conduct a free youth clinic in conjunction with its appearance at the PK Park Experience on Saturday, Nov. 6, prior to the Oregon-Washington football game.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Oct 28, 2010

Our workouts the past few weeks have been going extremely well so we're ready to turn our hard work into results!

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Oct 27, 2010

The win at Dellinger and an excellent week of training have us in high spirits for this Saturday's Pac-10 Championships in Seattle.

All Roads Lead Through Track Town in 2011 Oct 25, 2010

The road to championship meets around the world will lead through Track Town, USA, in 2011, as Hayward Field will host the USA World Championship Trials and NCAA West Regional Preliminary Rounds among its home meets this spring.

Walker's Pace: Ducks Remain Second, Third Oct 19, 2010

Following their impressive second-place showing at Notre Dame over the weekend, the Oregon women's cross country team jumped three spots to No. 2 in the latest USTFCCCA cross country poll.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Oct 18, 2010

We had a great pack finish together and we couldn't be more excited for the rest of the season to unfold.

Ducks Double Up at Dellinger Oct 16, 2010

Oregon used a pair of 1-2 finishes to sweep the fifth annual Bill Dellinger Invitational Saturday in Alton Baker Park.

Walker's Pace: Duckcast and Live Blog Oct 15, 2010

Oregon's lone regular-season home cross country meet, the Bill Dellinger Invitational, takes place on Saturday and will have you covered with a live blog.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Oct 14, 2010

I'm excited that the Ducks will be doing their part to raise breast cancer awareness by wearing pink for this weekend's Bill Dellinger Invitational.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Oct 8, 2010

I think we all realized that it is only through hard work together that our team goals will become reachable. We could not be more excited for the rest of the season to unfold!

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Oct 6, 2010

On our cool down, we ran past the famed "Touchdown Jesus" mural and peered down the tunnel of Notre Dame Stadium.

Puskedra Leads Men's Harriers to Victory Oct 1, 2010

Luke Puskedra led the Men of Oregon to victory Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational, while the women's team registered an impressive runner-up finish to defending NCAA champion Villanova at the Notre Dame Golf Course.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Sep 30, 2010

After two and a half weeks of superb training at Sunriver, the time has finally arrived for school to resume.

Dellinger Invitational Moved to Alton Baker Park Sep 29, 2010

The site of the 2010 Bill Dellinger Invitational has been moved to Pre's Trail in Eugene's Alton Baker Park as the Oregon cross country teams will kickoff the Oregon Track Club's annual fundraiser, the Pre's Trail X-C Challenge. The date of the Dellinger meet remains the same, Oct. 16, with the first race beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Cross Country Teams Run at Notre Dame Sep 28, 2010

The women's Blue race should be one of the best in the national all season with four of the country's top five teams entered (including No. 5 Oregon).

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Sep 27, 2010

We've had a successful three weeks at camp in Sunriver so we will be going to Notre Dame confident and ready to race!

Walker's Pace: Wheating Featured in SI Sep 24, 2010

Former Oregon track star Andrew Wheating (and it's tough for the 'Pace to refer to the big guy as a "former" Duck) is subject of a wonderful Sports Illustrated feature penned by Tim Layden.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Sep 22, 2010

Greetings from Sunriver, Oregon! We've been here for less than a week but boy have we already had some fantastic times and solid training.

Team Blog: Ben DeJarnette Sep 15, 2010

Greetings from Sunriver, Oregon! We've been here for less than a week but boy have we already had some fantastic times and solid training.

Walker's Pace: Women Up to No. 4 Sep 14, 2010

Oregon's women's team inched up to No. 4 in the first regular season USTFCCCA cross country poll. The men remained tied for third.

Walker's Pace: Ducks at the White House Sep 13, 2010

Oregon's national championship indoor women's track and field team is in Washington D.C., today where they will join about 30 other national champions from around the country for a ceremony with President Obama on the White House lawn.

Team Blog: Lanie Thompson Sep 10, 2010

Greetings from Sunriver, Oregon! We've been here for less than a week but boy have we already had some fantastic times and solid training.

Cross Country Teams Victorious in Opener Sep 3, 2010

Freshman Ben DeJarnette and senior Zoe Buckman led the Men and Women of Oregon to victories at the cross country season-opening John Frank Invitational Friday night at Avery Park.

Oregon Cross Country Opens Season at OSU Aug 31, 2010

The Oregon men's and women's cross country teams will open the 2010 season at the first annual John Frank Memorial Invitational Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Avery Park in Corvallis, Ore. The Ducks come into the meet ranked tied for third nationally for the men and No. 5 for the women in the preseason polls released Tuesday by the USTFCCCA.

Ashcroft Promoted to Assistant Track & Field Coach Aug 26, 2010

Jenni Ashcroft has been promoted to assistant track and field coach, Oregon Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Thursday. Ashcroft has served as the Ducks' volunteer assistant for the past four years and will oversee the women's pole vaulters and high jumpers. She will also assist with the cross country team and middle distance runners.

Veteran Ivy League Coach Cook Hired to Coach Combined Events Aug 23, 2010

Jamie Cook, a 10-year Ivy League veteran coach and a former Big Ten decathlon champion, has been named assistant track and field coach, Oregon Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Monday. Cook will oversee the combined events, men's and women's hurdles and the men's high jump and pole vault.

Men’s Track Adds Six to 2010 Recruiting Class Aug 16, 2010

Oregon has bolstered its 2010 men's track and field recruiting class with the signing of the No. 2-ranked quarter-miler in the nation among the three high school stars and three transfers announced Monday by Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna.

Three-time Olympian Weir Named Throws Coach Aug 16, 2010

Three-time Olympian Robert Weir has been named assistant track and field coach, Oregon Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Monday. Weir will oversee the five men's and women's throws: the shot put, discus, hammer, javelin and indoor weight throw.

Walker's Pace: Wheating Speeds to Second in London Aug 13, 2010

Former Duck star Andrew Wheating placed an exclamation mark at the end of his 2010 European tour with a second place finish and personal best, running 1:44.56 in the 800 meters Friday in London at the Aviva London Grand Prix.

Walker's Pace: Bowerman Fan Vote for Eaton, Wheating Aug 4, 2010

Fan voting for the 2010 Bowerman Award, given to the top collegiate track and field competitor from the indoor and outdoor seasons, is currently underway and UO track fans have the opportunity to support not one, but two outstanding Ducks.

Duck XC to Host Dellinger, NCAA Regional in 2010 Jul 30, 2010

A pair of home meets, the NCAA West Region Championships and the fifth annual Bill Dellinger Invitational, are the highlights of 2010 men's and women's cross country schedule, as announced Friday by Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna.

Hasay Finishes Fourth at IAAF World Juniors Jul 25, 2010

Jordan Hasay wrapped up her junior running career with a strong fourth place finish in the women's 1,500 meters Sunday at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships at Stade Moncton.

Walker's Pace: Kesselring, Purvis Highlight Weekend Jul 13, 2010

Two women's performances of note from over the weekend: Amber Purvis helped the United States to a pair of relay victories at the NACAC U23 Championships in Miramar, Fla., while Anne Kesselring set a PR in the 1,500 meters in a meet in Germany.

Hasay Sets 1,500 PR Jul 3, 2010

Freshman Jordan Hasay set a personal best in the 1,500 meters Friday night during an exhibition race at Historic Hayward Field.

Hasay Wins Junior 1,500 Meters Jun 26, 2010

Jordan Hasay wrapped up her U.S. junior career by capturing her fifth all-time younger division national title Saturday at Drake Stadium.

Centrowitz Runs to Men’s 1,500 Meter Final Jun 25, 2010

Matthew Centrowitz ran a seasonal-best 3:40.14 in his first round race of the 1,500 meters Friday at the USA Track & Field Championships. The sophomore from Arnold, Md., automatically advanced to Sunday's final.

Blood Earns Third Straight Academic All-America Award Jun 24, 2010

Distance standout Nicole Blood, the 2010 Pac-10 champion at both 5,000 and 10,000 meters, has been named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American for the third time in her career, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

Handful of Current Ducks Head to USA Championships Jun 22, 2010

A number of current and former Ducks will be in action at this week's USA Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships Wednesday through Sunday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Hostetler, Wolff Named Academic All-Americans Jun 22, 2010

Javelin throwers Cyrus Hostetler and Alex Wolff were named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday.

Walker's Pace: Theisen One of 10 Bowerman Finalists Jun 21, 2010

Junior Brianne Theisen was named as one of 10 women's finalists for the Bowerman, which was released by the USTFCCCA on Monday. Theisen won both the NCAA outdoor heptathlon and indoor pentathlon titles in 2010.

Pac-10 Honors Lananna, Eaton, Wheating, Baker, Theisen Jun 20, 2010

Andrew Wheating of OREGON was named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Year, while Duck teammate Ashton Eaton and ARIZONA STATE's Ryan Whiting share Pac-10 Men's Field Athlete of the Year honors. Keisha Baker of Oregon was tabbed Pac-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Year, while Duck teammate Brianne Theisen was named Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Year, Commissioner Larry Scott announced.

Wheating Named Men's Track Athlete of the Year; Ducks Team of the Year Jun 16, 2010

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday that Oregon senior Andrew Wheating has been named the 2010 National Male Track Athlete of the Year for Outdoor Track & Field in Division I as voted by the nation's coaches. Also, on Wednesday, the Men of Oregon were named the USTFCCCA's John McDonnell Men's Program of the Year.

Twenty-Six Ducks Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors Jun 16, 2010

Pacific-10 Champions Nicole Blood, Keshia Baker, Brianne Theisen, Zoe Buckman, Cyrus Hostetler and Claire Michel were among 26 Ducks honored on the 2010 Pac-10 Track & Field all-academic teams.

Wheating Leads 1-2-3 1,500 Finish Jun 12, 2010

Andrew Wheating and teammates A.J. Acosta and Matthew Centrowitz gave the Hayward Field faithful one final lasting magical moment in the men's 1,500 meters, while the women's 4x400 meter relay team won a national title for the ages, leading the Duck women to their second straight team runner-up finish Saturday on the final day of the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships.

Theisen Defends NCAA Heptathlon Title Jun 11, 2010

Brianne Theisen successfully defended her heptathlon title, breaking her own school record by scoring 6,094 points, to lead an active Thursday for the Oregon Ducks on day two of the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field.

Blood Gets Ducks on Scoreboard on NCAA Day 1 Jun 10, 2010

Nicole Blood posted the first points of the NCAA Track & Field Championships for the Oregon women with her third-place finish in the 10,000 meters, and Andrew Wheating, Keshia Baker and Anne Kesselring all survived semifinal heats to advance Wednesday at Historic Hayward Field.

Live Blog: NCAA Track & Field Day One Jun 9, 2010

If you want more than just live results to keep you up-to-speed about the meet, follow along with the live blog right here. Be sure to ask questions and leave comments below about the Ducks or any team and individual competing today.

Oregon Set to Host NCAA Championships Jun 7, 2010

Oregon hosts the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships June 9-12 at Historic Hayward Field. All four days consist of only semifinals and finals as the best 24 student-athletes in each event converge on Track Town, USA, for a streamlined, fan-friendly schedule.

NCAA Ticket Update, Fan Information Jun 6, 2010

Less than 300 reserved tickets remain for "Championship Saturday," the final day of the 2010 NCAA Track & Field Championships, which Oregon is hosting Wednesday through Saturday.

Baker, Eaton, Wheating Highlight Track Awards Banquet Jun 4, 2010

Three outstanding seniors, Keshia Baker, Ashton Eaton and Andrew Wheating, were recognized for their career achievements and four-year contributions to the Oregon track and field programs at the teams' annual banquet held Friday night at Autzen Stadium.

Six Ducks Earn District All-Academic Honors Jun 3, 2010

Six members of the Oregon's track and field teams, including five who will be in competition at next week's NCAA Championships, have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 track & field/cross country teams, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Colby Alexander has the Tools to be a Successful Miler Mark Stonecipher Jun 2, 2010

(Photo by Don Rich of at FootLocker Nationals) Colby Alexander, a senior from Strongsville, Ohio is the premier Miler in the State of Ohio.  Credentials? Some of the best the State has seen.  This year he was the Ohio State Indoor champion at 1600 meters with a national best time of 4:09.53 and he has the fastest 1600 in this years outdoor campaign, leading up to this Saturdays State Championships, with a time of 4:11.99.  He has personal bests of:

Walker's Pace: NCAA Qualifiers Highlight "Track Town Tuesday" May 30, 2010

All of Oregon's 2010 men's and women's NCAA Championship qualifiers will be featured at the final "Tuesdays in Track Town," which will be held this Tuesday (June 1) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. In anticipation of a large gathering, the meeting will be held in the Bonus Room in the Student Rec Center, which is just up 15th Avenue from the Bowerman Building.

Ducks Advance 13 to NCAAs on "Nerve-Wracking" Day May 30, 2010

Oregon survived a "nerve-wracking" final day of the NCAA West Regional to advance 11 individuals and two relays on to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 9-12 at Historic Hayward Field.

Walker's Pace: Track Team Banquet May 29, 2010

Oregon's four-time defending Pac-10 men's and two-time defending Pac-10 women's track and field teams will be honored at the annual team banquet, which will be held Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Club at Autzen Stadium.

Great 800s Highlight Day Two in Austin May 29, 2010

It would have been difficult for the races on the track to have gone much better for the Ducks on Friday at the NCAA West Regional Trark & Field Championships.

Eaton's Leap Leads Ducks' Day at NCAA West Regional May 28, 2010

"Eugene! Eugene! Eugene!" That's where senior Ashton Eaton is headed following a huge leap in the long jump and that's what freshman Jordan Hasay kept telling herself Thursday during the first round of the women's 1,500 meters at a hot and humid Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Walker's Pace: NCAA West Regional Live Blog May 27, 2010

The Oregon track and field teams went through a light workout at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, as they prepare for the NCAA West Regional, which gets underway Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT with the men's javelin.

Walker's Pace: Eyes of Texas are on Oregon May 26, 2010

The Oregon track and field teams went through a light workout at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, as they prepare for the NCAA West Regional, which gets underway Thursday at 10 a.m. PDT with the men's javelin.

Walker's Pace: Ducks Still 1st and 2nd in Polls May 25, 2010

As the track teams prepare to leave for Austin, Texas, later this afternoon, the Ducks find themseles holding steady in the latest USTFCCCA rankings. The women were at No. 1 for the second straight week, while the men remained No. 2.

Tracks Treks to Texas for NCAA West Regional May 24, 2010

The Ducks enter NCAA Championship competition this weekend at the NCAA West Regional, Thursday through Saturday at Austin, Texas. The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to the NCAA Championships June 9-12 at Historic Hayward Field. Field events start at 10 a.m. PDT each day. On Thursday, running events begin at 1:30 p.m. PDT, Friday's races start at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday's running events get underway at 4 p.m.

Walker's Pace: Ducks Charge to No. 1 May 18, 2010

Following their dominating performance at the Pac-10 Championships, the Women of Oregon rocketed up to No. 1 in the lastest USTFCCCA rankings. The men of Oregon remained No. 2 in the poll, though the team at the top changed.

Ducks Sweep Pac-10 Track Titles May 16, 2010

Oregon's track and field teams unleashed an unprecedented performance in defending their Pacific-10 Conference track and field titles Sunday at Edwards Stadium.

Ducks Inch Ahead at Pac-10 Championships May 16, 2010

Oregon swept the men's and women's long jump and also collected titles in men's javelin, women's 10,000 meters and women's steeplechase as the Duck track and field teams posted strong showings on the first day of the 2010 Pacific-10 Championships.

Track Teams Look to Defend at Pac-10 Championships May 12, 2010

Oregon opens the championship season looking to defend its men's and women's Pac-10 titles this Saturday and Sunday at Cal's Edwards Stadium. The 80th men's Pac-10 championships (24th women) get underway Friday at 10 a.m. with the men's hammer. Running events start at 1 p.m.

Walker's Pace: Theisen, Eaton Named Pac-10 AOW May 10, 2010

It comes as no surprise, but Brianne Theisen and Ashton Eaton have been selected as the Pac-10's women's and men's field athletes of the week. That's the eighth and ninth weekly awards for Oregon this season.

Eaton, Theisen Roll to Pac-10 Multis Wins May 9, 2010

Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen successfully defended their Pac-10 decathlon and heptathlon titles, respectively, Saturday at Edwards Stadium, as Oregon jumped out to an early lead in the 2010 Pac-10 Track & Field Championships.

Buckman Leads Seniors at Twilight Meet May 9, 2010

Zoe Buckman won the 1,500 meters on senior night and Matthew Centrowitz and Mac Fleet became the 29th and 30 Ducks to run under four minutes in the mile Saturday before 6,118 fans at the Oregon Twilight meet.

Seniors to be Saluted at Twilight Meet May 6, 2010

Oregon concludes the regular season by hosting the Oregon Twilight meet on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Historic Hayward Field. The Ducks will pay tribute to a remarkable group of 22 seniors who have brought Oregon's programs back to national prominence by winning Pac-10 and NCAA championships and earning dozens of All-America awards.

Hostetler Grabs National Lead in the Javelin May 1, 2010

Cyrus Hostetler grabbed the national lead in the men's javelin and Andrew Wheating, Danny Marconi and Ashton Eaton won exciting competitions in the men's 800 meters, high jump and 110 hurdles, respectively, Saturday at the Oregon Relays, presented by Oregon Community Credit Union.

Hostetler, Wheating Slated for Hayward Debuts at Oregon Relays Apr 28, 2010

The Ducks host the Oregon Relays, presented by Oregon Community Credit Union, this Friday and Saturday at Historic Hayward Field. Featured events begin at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. The lower sections begin at 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, with the main high school competition getting underway at 1:40 p.m. Saturday. Approximately 2,300 college, professional and high school competitors are entered in the 2010 Oregon Relays.

Walker's Pace: Women Stay No. 3, Men Fall to No. 9 Apr 27, 2010

It was a little tough to read the e-mail containing this week's USTFCCCA poll that has the Men of Oregon all the way down at No. 9. After spending much of the last two seasons in the top three, we were a little spoiled and, well, nine was a little shock to the system.

2010 Oregon Track & Field Homecoming Reception Apr 26, 2010

This is the fourth annual Track & Field Homecoming Reception that has been organized to be the best to date. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with old teammates and watch the Men and Women of Oregon compete for the 2010 NCAA Championship trophy at Historic Hayward Field.

Johnson and Powell Promoted to Associate Head Track & Field Coaches Apr 22, 2010

Veteran assistants Robert Johnson and Andy Powell have been promoted to associate head coaches for the Oregon track and field programs, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Wednesday. Effective immediately, Johnson assumes the role of associate head coach of women's track and field and Powell becomes associate head coach of men's track and field/men's and women's cross country.

Oregon Returns to Penn Relays Apr 20, 2010

Oregon returns to the Penn Relays for the first time since 2007 this Thursday through Saturday at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

Field Helps Ducks Track Down UCLA Apr 18, 2010

No. 3 Oregon won six of the eight field events, including sweeps in hammer and javelin, to defeat UCLA 92-71 in a dual meet Saturday before 5,209 fans at Historic Hayward Field. It was the third straight year the Ducks have prevailed against the Bruins.

Walker's Pace: Weather Forecast and Free Pompoms! Apr 16, 2010

The first 1,000 people through the gates on Saturday will receive free lightning yellow University of Oregon pompoms, which no kid should live without. On another front, our string of good weather for home track meets should continue.

Ducks and Bruins Meet in Classic Dual Apr 15, 2010

For the third year in a row, the Men of Oregon will host UCLA in a classic dual meet Saturday beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Historic Hayward Field. The dual will be televised live from noon to 2 p.m. by OSN on Comcast Sports Net (Comcast 37/737HD).

Quintet Heads to Mt. SAC Apr 14, 2010

A handful of Oregon track and field student-athletes will head to California for this week's Mt. SAC Relays, beginning with three combined events competitors on Wednesday.

Fleet Feats Sweep Pepsi Meet Apr 11, 2010

Amber Purvis repeated as champion in the 100 and 200 meters and Ashton Eaton and Mac Fleet led a bevy of men's winners as Oregon's men's and women's track and field teams swept to big victories Saturday at the Pepsi Team Invitational before 5,321 at Historic Hayward Field.

Walker's Pace: Updated Schedule and Weather Forecast Apr 10, 2010

Some late changes in tomorrow's Pepsi Team Invitational schedule to pass along. In an effort to fit some of the featured events into the TV window, take note that the women's 5,000 meters, featuring Jordan Hasay's Hayward Field debut, will now start at 1:27 p.m.

NCAA Champs Ducks, Aggies Headline Pepsi Invitational Apr 9, 2010

Oregon returns home to host the Pepsi Team Invitational on Saturday. The meet features the defending outdoor national champion Texas A&M men's and women's teams versus Oregon's two 2009 runner-up squads. The meet also includes Pac-10 rival Washington, as well as Missouri and Illinois.

Walker's Pace: Ducks Stay 2-3 in Polls Apr 7, 2010

As the excitement builds for this weekend's Pepsi Team Invitational, Oregon held steady at No. 2 for the women and No. 3 for the men in the latest USTFCCCA poll.

Oregon Sports Network to Televise Pepsi, UCLA Track Meets Apr 2, 2010

Oregon's next two home track meets, the April 10 Pepsi Team Invitational and the April 17 UCLA dual, will be televised live by the Oregon Sports Network and will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net, OSN General Manager Shelly Jordan announced Friday.

Record Blown Away at Texas Relays Apr 2, 2010

For the second time in his career, Ashton Eaton surpassed the University of Oregon's all-time decathlon record. And for the second time in his career, the score will not go in the record books as strong winds pushed his second day mark well beyond the legal wind limit of 4.0 meters per second.

Eaton, Theisen on Torrid Combined Event Pace at Texas Relays Apr 1, 2010

In their first combined events competition of the spring, Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen showed why they are the defending NCAA champions in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, by scoring first-day personal records Wednesday at the Texas Relays.

Combined Events Competitors Compete at Austin Mar 31, 2010

Three Oregon combined events athletes, including the defending NCAA champions in the decathlon and the heptathlon will head to Austin, Texas, for the Texas Relays this Wednesday and Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Wednesday's competition begins at 10 a.m. Pacific, with day two of the multi-events on Thursday getting underway at 11 a.m. Pacific.

Gergel Vaults to Victory at Stanford Mar 28, 2010

Wins by Melissa Gergel in the pole vault and the women's 4x400 meter relay team were two of Oregon's highlights Saturday at the Stanford Invitational Friday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

Stanford Invitational up Next for Duck Harriers Mar 25, 2010

The Oregon track & field teams will send around 50 competitors to the Stanford Invitational this weekend at Cobb Track and Angell Field. Competition begins at 9 a.m. each day. Friday evening is the distance carnival, with every distance between 1,500 and 10,000 meters contested. The distance carnival starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase and wraps with the featured section of the men's 10,000 meters at 10:48 p.m.

Walker's Pace: Youth Clinic Photo Mar 24, 2010

The Pace wanted to take a moment to thank all the kids (and parents) who came out for last Saturday's free Youth Clinic at Hayward Field.

Ten Meet Records Fall at Oregon Preview Mar 21, 2010

Ten meet records fell on a brilliantly sunny afternoon of track and field action Saturday at the Oregon Preview at the Historic Hayward Field. The crowd of 5,918 was also a record for the 2010 outdoor season opener.

Lananna Honored as National Coach of the Year Mar 19, 2010

Oregon's Vin Lananna and Florida's Mike Holloway were recognized Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as recipients of National Coach of the Year Awards as chosen by the nation's coaches for the indoor track & field season in Division I.

Track to Host Oregon Preview Mar 19, 2010

Fresh off the NCAA Indoor Championships, the outdoor season begins on Saturday, March 20 at the traditional Oregon Preview. The meet begins at 1 p.m.

Oregon's Johnson Named National Assistant Coach of the Year Mar 19, 2010

Oregon's Robert Johnson and Arizona State's David Dumble were recognized Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as recipients of National Assistant Coach of the Year Awards as chosen by the nation's coaches for the indoor track & field season in Division I.

Track To Host Free Youth Clinic Saturday Mar 17, 2010

The University of Oregon and the Oregon Track Club Elite, in conjunction with the City of Eugene's Recreation Services, are sponsoring a free kids clinic for children ages 5-12 Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hayward Field prior to the Ducks' outdoor season opener, the Oregon Preview.

Track Town Leads Nation with 31 All-Americans Mar 16, 2010

Oregon led the nation with an astounding 31 All-America certificates earned at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association issued those awards on Monday.

Welcome the Ducks to Home to Hayward Mar 14, 2010

The University of Oregon invites the public to Hayward Field Sunday at 5 p.m. to welcome home the winners of the 2010 Men's and Women's NCAA Indoor Championships.

Walker's Pace: Live Blog Final Day at NCAAs Mar 14, 2010

We're back at the Randall Tyson Center for Saturday's final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Like yesterday, we'll update the Pace all day, with the most recent posts at the top of the column.

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Walker's Pace: Photo Gallery from the NCAAs Mar 12, 2010

Thursday was a practice day for the team competing at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field championships, and Oregon lt;br />was out in force at the Randall Tyson Center. Here's a photo gallery from practice.

Statement from Oregon Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna Mar 10, 2010

Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Wednesday that, on the advice of his doctor, he would not travel with the track and field teams on Wednesday to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Lananna indicated that he could join the team later in the week.

Track Teams Set for NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 10, 2010

Oregon will send 25 individuals and four relay teams to the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The Men of Oregon are the defending NCAA Champions, having won the indoor title for the first time in school history in 2009, while the women tied for ninth a year ago, which was their best finish ever.

Elite 800 Powers Duck Women to First MPSF Crown Feb 28, 2010

Wins by Amber Purvis, Andrew Wheating, Jordan Hasay and Anne Kesselring were among the top performances for the Oregon track and field teams as the Ducks tuned up for the NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meet at the Dempsey Indoor Facility.

Track Teams Head to MPSF Challenge in Seattle Feb 25, 2010

Oregon heads to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships Friday and Saturday in Seattle. Friday's competition gets underway at 12:30 p.m., while Saturday action begins at 11 a.m.

Walker's Pace: Women Run and Jump to No. 1 Feb 16, 2010

The Women of Oregon used a record-setting weekend to climb to No. 1 in the latest USTFCCCA indoor poll, which was released on Monday. The men also used a couple of record marks to climb to the No. 2 spot this week, trailing only Texas A&M.

Wheating Sets Stadium Record in the 800 Feb 14, 2010

Andrew Wheating set a stadium record in the men's 800 meters, running 1:46.36, to highlight a successful day of track and field for the Ducks both at Husky Classic and the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Blood Runs Nation'sTop 5,000 Meter Time in Seattle Feb 13, 2010

Nicole Blood ran the fastest indoor 5,000 meter time in the NCAA this indoor season, clocking a school record 15:51.69 in winning the race Friday night in the Husky Classic at the Dempsy Indoor Facility. Meanwhile in Fayetteville, Ark., Jamesha Younblood and Amber Purvis broke their own school records at the Tyson Invitational.

Track Teams Head to Seattle, Fayetteville Feb 11, 2010

Oregon sends its teams to Seattle and Fayetteville this weekend. While the majority of the squad will head north for the Husky Classic, the 4x400 meter relay teams are off to Fayetteville for the Tyson Invitational.

Track Season Ticket Renewal Deadline Friday Feb 10, 2010

Friday is the deadline for 2010 track and field season ticket renewals. Those fans who renew, or purchase new season tickets by Friday will have their NCAA Championships and Prefontaine Classic ticket orders filled before general public orders.

Walker's Pace: Bowerman Watch List, National Rankings Feb 9, 2010

An idle week resulted in a slight drop in the polls for both teams, though no major slippage. The men dropped one spot to No. 4, while the women fell two spots, also to No. 4, in the latest USTFCCCA indoor poll. The teams' return to action this weekend in Fayetteville and Seattle will no doubt bolster the poll numbers.

Oregon Women Track Signs Eight Feb 6, 2010

Eight high school stars, including the 2009 Pan American Junior Games champion at 5,000 meters and a pair of indoor national 800 meters champions, have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Women of Oregon next season, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Friday.

2010 College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 5, 2010

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.  

Oregon Men Signs Seven Feb 5, 2010

Seven high school stars, including the national leader in the javelin, have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Men of Oregon's track and field team next season, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Thursday.

Walker's Pace: Women No. 2, Men No. 3 in Latest Polls Feb 2, 2010

After a solid weekend at Texas A&M, the Duck women remained No. 2 in the latest USTFCCCA indoor poll, while the men slipped a spot to No. 3. The Aggies remained atop the women's poll and were joined by their counterparts on the men's side for the first time this season.

Women’s Record DMR Leads Ducks in First Day at Texas A&M Jan 30, 2010

The Oregon women's distance medley relay team raced to a victory in a school-record time of 10:59.64 Friday night at the Texas A&M Challenge. It was one of three NCAA Indoor Championships automatic qualifying marks recorded by the Ducks in the opening night of competition.

Track Teams Travel to Texas A&M for Conference Challenge Jan 27, 2010

Oregon returns to College Station, Texas, the site where the Ducks won their first ever NCAA Men's Indoor Track & Field national title, for this weekend's Texas A&M Challenge. The meet is a scored competition between three conferences, the Pac-10, Big XII and SEC.

Track Teams Open Season at UW Indoor Preview Jan 15, 2010

The defending NCAA Indoor champion Men of Oregon join the second-ranked Oregon women in opening the 2010 indoor season at the UW Indoor Preview Saturday in Seattle, Wash. Competition begins at 9 a.m.

National Programs of the Year to be Recognized at Civil War Jan 7, 2010

Sam Seemes, CEO of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, will be in Eugene this weekend to present the University of Oregon men's and women's cross country and track and field teams with the USTFCCCA's national programs of the year award.

Walker's Pace: Defending Champs Bow at No. 3 Jan 6, 2010

In any sport, preseason rankings must be taken with a grain of salt. That being said, Oregon finds itself in rare air in the USTFCCCA preseason polls, which were released on Tuesday.

Rupp Wins Inaugural Bowerman Trophy Dec 17, 2009

Galen Rupp has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Bowerman trophy, an award given to the men's and women's collegiate track and field performers of the year. It is the sport's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.

Walker's Pace: Bowerman Award Webcast Dec 17, 2009

The first annual Bowerman Award will be presented shortly in Orlando, Fla.The Bowerman is essentially the Heisman Trophy of the track and field world.

Hayward Field to Host 2013 & 2014 NCAA Championships Dec 16, 2009

The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee has selected Des Moines, Iowa for the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships and Eugene, Ore., for the 2013 and 2014 championships. The 2011 and 2012 championships, hosted by Drake University, will be held at Drake Stadium. The University of Oregon, who will also serve as the host for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor championships will hold the 2013 and 2014 competitions at Hayward Field.

Hasay Named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year Dec 2, 2009

Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year Jordan Hasay led eight Ducks who were named to the Pacific-10 Conference's all-cross country teams, the league office announced Wednesday.

Walker's Pace: XC Cross Over - Football Dreams Nov 21, 2009

Even though the cross country teams are focused on Monday's NCAA Championships, make no mistake that they will be keeping a casual eye on tonight's Oregon-Arizona football game. In fact, some of the team's biggest fans can be found among the distance runners at Oregon. So the Pace asked a few to take off the spikes and put on the pads, so to speak.

Team Blog: Off to NCAAs After Solid Run at Regionals Nov 21, 2009

Hello there! Again, a special thanks to anyone and everyone who came out to Springfield last weekend to cheer us on at the Regional meet. It's really great to have so much support—you can feel it during the race. Other teams even enjoy running on our course because they feel the excitement of the crowd, but they have no idea what it's like in a Duck uniform.

Public Invited to NCAA Cross Country Watch Party Nov 20, 2009

Members of the public are invited to join University Athletic Department staff and the Oregon track and field teams in watching the 2009 NCAA Cross Country championships live Monday morning in the Casanova Center's Pittman Room.

Oregon Treks to Terre Haute for NCAA Championships Nov 19, 2009

The 2009 cross country season culminates in the NCAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 23 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Oregon comes into the Championships ranked fourth in the latest USTFCCCA women's poll and eighth in the men's poll.

Hasay, Blood, Puskedra Lead Oregon All-Region Selections Nov 17, 2009

Top-10 regional finishers Jordan Hasay, Luke Puskedra, Nicole Blood and Alexandra Kosinski were among six Oregon all-West Region selections announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday.

Men's Cross Country Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA Championship Nov 16, 2009

The Oregon men's cross country team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, the organization announced Sunday. The two-time defending NCAA champions will participate in their fourth straight national championships next Monday, Nov. 23, in Terre Haute, Ind.

Track and Field Season Tickets to go on Sale Monday, Nov. 16 Nov 12, 2009

Season tickets for the 2010 Oregon track and field season, featuring the NCAA Track and Field Championships, will go on sale this Monday, Nov. 16. Fans interested in renewing or purchasing season tickets may go on line at, call 541-346-4461 or visit the Athletic Ticket Office in the Casanova Center.

Team Blog: My Final Home Cross Country Race Nov 11, 2009

Hello, hello! I hope all of you Duck fans are as excited as we are for this upcoming Regional meet in Springfield! Pac-10s was very exciting, and we plan to carry that momentum into this meet; however, we will keep in mind that the Regional meet is a means to an end.

Oregon to Host NCAA West Regional Nov 11, 2009

The Oregon men's and women's cross country teams, ranked third and fifth in the nation, respectively, return to action to host the NCAA West Regional on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Springfield Country Club. The men's race begins at 9:45 a.m., with the women's race at 10:45 a.m. The top two men's and women's teams from each of nine regionals being conducted around the country on Saturday will automatically advance to the NCAA Championships Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind. There are an additional 13 at-large bids available. The race length is 6,000-meters for the women and 10,000 meters for the men.

Fields for NCAA West Regional Cross Country Meet Set Nov 9, 2009

Twenty-eight men's and women's cross country teams, including the top-ranked Stanford men and Washington women, will converge on Springfield Country Club on Saturday for the 2009 NCAA West Regional Championships. The men's race begins at 9:45 a.m., with the women going off at 10:45 a.m.

Former National Combined Events Coach Harry Marra to Join Track & Field Staff Nov 4, 2009

Harry Marra, who coached Team USA's national decathlon squad from 1990-2000, has been named assistant track and field coach, Oregon Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Wednesday. He will work primarily with the Ducks' combined athletes, including NCAA champions Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen, as well as the pole vaulters and high jumpers.

Cross Country Begins Championships Season at Pac-10 Meet Oct 29, 2009

No. 2 Oregon will be chasing No. 1 Stanford on the men's side, while No. 8 Oregon will be challenging top-ranked Washington in the women's competition at the 2009 Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country Championships Friday at Skylinks Golf Course in Long Beach, Calif., The men's race gets underway at 3 p.m., while the women go off at 4 p.m.

Team Blog: Looking Back at Pre-Nationals Oct 22, 2009

Hello Duck fans! Well, we're back and recovered from Terre Haute...what a trip! I think it was important for us to visit the course before Nationals and get some good competition from all parts of the country. It's not easy traveling far and getting used to a 3-hour time change in less than two days, but we did just fine, and now the younger Ducks especially will be prepared for Nationals in a month.

NCAA Championships Highlight 2010 Track Schedule Oct 22, 2009

The NCAA Track & Field Championships and a match-up against defending men's and women's national champion Texas A&M at the Pepsi Team Invitational are but two of the highlights on the 2010 Oregon track and field schedule, as announced Wednesday by Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna.

Walker's Pace: Men Jump to No. 2 Oct 20, 2009

On the heels of their impressive win in the Pre-National Invitational Blue race, the Duck men jumped five spots to No. 2 in this week's USTFCCCA Top 25.

Puskedra Runs to Victory at Pre-National Invitational Oct 17, 2009

Luke Puskedra ran to a five-second victory to become the first-ever Duck to win the Pre-National Invitational Saturday morning at the LaVern Gibson Course. Meanwhile, freshman Jordan Hasay impressed with a third place finish to lead the women's team.

Oregon Cross Country Teams Head to Pre-National Invitational Oct 16, 2009

Saturday will mark the Oregon men's and women's cross country teams return to the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., for the first time since 2005. Last November in the Ducks most recent visit to the LaVern Gibson Championship Course, individual national champ Galen Rupp led the men to their second straight NCAA title, while the women posted their second straight runner-up finish.

Team Blog: Nicole Blood Oct 15, 2009

Hello there Duck fans! It's been a while since I last wrote. For all of you who came to watch us at the Dellinger Invite two weeks ago, I want to thank you for coming out and cheering us on. What a great crowd!! I have to make a few shout-outs to some stellar performances.

Walker's Pace: Cross Country Teams Remain 4th, 7th Oct 13, 2009

After a light week of racing around the country, both teams held steady in the latest USTFCCCA Top 25 as many teams, including Oregon, will be making their way to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Pre-Nationals Invitational.

Kosinski, Centrowitz Lead Ducks at Dellinger Invitational Oct 3, 2009

Alexandra Kosinski's second place finish and Matthew Centrowitz' fourth-place run led Oregon's contingents at the fourth annual Bill Dellinger Invitational, held Friday under mostly sunny conditions at the Springfield Country Club.

Ducks Set to Host Fourth Annual Bill Dellinger Invitational Sep 30, 2009

Welcoming a field spanning the distance from Philadelphia to Honolulu - a shade over 4,900 miles - the top-ranked cross country Men and No. 2-ranked Women of Oregon will host the fourth annual Bill Dellinger Invitational Friday at Springfield Country Club.

Steele Accepts Head Coaching Position at UNI Sep 30, 2009

Associate Director of Track and Field Dan Steele has resigned his position at the University of Oregon to accept the job of Head Men's and Womrn's Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at the University of Northern Iowa, UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen announced Tuesday.

Team Blog: Nicole Blood Sep 28, 2009

Wow, time flies! I don't think camp could've gone any better. We're fit and healthy, and our team dynamic is better than ever!

Tradition-Rich Teams to be Featured at Dellinger Invitational Sep 23, 2009

More than half of the men's field for the Bill Dellinger Invitational will be ranked among the nation's top 30, while the women will have three of the country's top 13 teams as the squads for the fourth annual cross country race were announced on Tuesday.

Team Blog: Nicole Blood Sep 22, 2009

Good morning! We Ducks had an eventful weekend up here at Sunriver. I'll try to recap the good stuff...

Team Blog: Nicole Blood Sep 17, 2009

Good morning, good morning! Today is an exciting day because it is Sarah Penney's 19th birthday! AND I bought Hazelnut Crème flavored coffee yesterday so I was super excited to get up and make a cup this morning. Does that sound pathetic? The majority of our team loves coffee. The freshmen haven't warmed up to it yet but I'm sure they'll be hooked in no time.

Team Blog: Nicole Blood Sep 17, 2009

First I want to impress you all by sharing some of our dinner menus with you. We've been up here at Sunriver for a little more than a week now and every dinner has been delicious! We've grilled chicken, steak and salmon, baked a few casseroles, made plenty of's like a holiday dinner every night!

Two-time Defending NCAA Champs Open 2009 at No. 1 Sep 16, 2009

Two-time defending NCAA men's cross counrty champion Oregon begins the 2009 season as the No. 1 team in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Men's Cross Country Top 30 Preseason Coaches' Poll, the USTFCCCA announced Tuesday. The Ducks received nine first-place votes and earned 357 total points in the preseason poll.

Team Blog: A.J. Acosta Sep 15, 2009

The first order of business, a congratulatory shout out to Jon Thomas who won the Pre's Trail Pre-View last weekend! Jon used an explosive (or was it incendiary) last 100 meters to bury the field! According to field reports, Jon had something that last hundred meters that no one else had! We're still waiting to hear what that is!

Nnamani Named Oregon's Track Director of Operations Sep 11, 2009

Nji Nnamani, a member of Stanford's 2004 NCAA national championship volleyball team, has been hired as Oregon's Director of Operations for its nationally-ranked track and field and cross country programs, Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna announced Friday.

Oregon Ducks: Nicole Blood Blog #2 Sep 9, 2009

Hello all! I'm sitting here drinking coffee in a quiet house on a cool morning in Sunriver, Oregon! You might think 7 a.m. is a bit too early for most college students to get up for the day but I'm anxious for our first practice at the Sunriver Resort! And eager to tell you about our trip so far, of course...

Team Blog: Nicole Blood Sep 9, 2009

Hello all! I'm sitting here drinking coffee in a quiet house on a cool morning in Sunriver, Oregon! You might think 7 a.m. is a bit too early for most college students to get up for the day but I'm anxious for our first practice at the Sunriver Resort! And eager to tell you about our trip so far, of course...

Walker's Pace: Wheating Featured in Runner's World Sep 3, 2009

Andrew Wheating is the subject of a lengthy feature in the September issue of Runner's World, which is available in stores now. The article was written by former Duck great and two-time Olympian Kenny Moore.

Oregon Ducks Blog: Nicole Blood Sep 3, 2009

Hello Duck fans!! Cross country season is finally here! I'm so excited to get things started here on Friday before the team heads up to preseason camp in Bend, Oregon. Friday's meet is a little rust-buster for some of the women to run and get an idea of their fitness level after a summer of tempos and long runs. It's not easy getting through some of the longer runs and hard workouts without a Duck pack! We ladies have been keeping in touch over the summer, though, and it sounds like everyone did their job building a strong base, staying healthy, and getting excited for the upcoming season.

Oregon: Cross Country Launches Multi-Media Guide Sep 1, 2009 is proud to announce the launch of the 2009 Oregon Cross Country Multi-Media Guide. Combining video, graphics, photography and the traditional pages of the media guide, this Multi-Media Guide is the next step in web site interaction for fans of Oregon Cross Country.

Walker's Pace: Yurkovich Reflects on World Championships Aug 19, 2009

Two-time NCAA champion and recent Oregon graduate Rachel Yurkovich wrapped up her 2009 season with a 12th place showing (51.15 meters) in the finals of the women's javelin at the IAAF World Championships Tuesday in Berlin. Though she said she was disappointed she didn't finish higher, it's important to remember she became the first American to make the final in 26 years.

Fan Day Set for August 29th Aug 13, 2009

The Oregon Athletic Department will conduct its 2009 "Fan Day" on Saturday, August 29th. The annual event, which runs from Noon to 2:00pm, allows fans to meet and greet players and coaches from this year's football team. It will again be held inside the Moshofsky Center, adjacent to Autzen Stadium.

Walker's Pace: Eaton PRs in the Pole Vault Jul 31, 2009

Ashton Eaton set a PR in the pole vault at Thursday night's Oregon Track Club All-Comers meet at Historic Hayward Field. The Bend., Ore., native had a best clearance of 16-9, a quarter inch better than his old PR.

Walker's Pace: Rupp Featured in SI's "Faces in the Crowd" Jul 10, 2009

Six-time NCAA champion Galen Rupp, named earlier this week as the NCAA Division I Academic All-American of the Year, is one of the featured athletes in this week's "Faces in the Crowd," a long-time popular feature in Sports Illustrated.

Lindsey Scherf running for Oregon Jack Pfeifer Oct 9, 2008

It’s been a long journey for Lindsey Scherf, the young woman who started running in Scarsdale when she was a 5th-grader. Now, at 22 and a Harvard graduate, she’s a member of the top-ranked cross country team in the country.

A glance at the college season Sep 17, 2008

Once in a while we here at The Armory like to see how some of the high school athletes that have passed through our doors are doing on the college circuit. Armory College Director Jack Pfeifer takes a brief look at some national cross country powers this year.

NCAA Champions, Runners-up Open 2008 Season with Pre University of Oregon Press Release Sep 3, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. – Two Olympians and 11 All-Americans will be present as the defending NCAA Champion men’s team and national runner-up women’s team open their 2008 cross country seasons with the Pre’s Trail Run Thursday at Alton Baker Park. The women will run against Oregon State and Portland State at 6 p.m., while the Men of Oregon and Portland State will race at 6:30 p.m. After the men’s competition, there will be a kids’ fun run at 7 p.m., which will be followed by an autograph and photo session with the 2008 teams.

Rupp, Goucher prepare for Millrose at the Armory Christopher Hunt Jan 30, 2008

Alberto Salazar, Galen Rupp, Kara Goucher, Adam Goucher (L-R) With the 101st Millrose Games less than two days away, some of the biggest names in track and field have made their way through the Armory as they prepare to take the stage at Madison Square Garden. Angela Daigle-Bowden and Bernard Lagat have both visited the Armory to train this week. FULL STORY HERE

Noble bags bronze in Beijing Spokesman-Review Aug 19, 2006

Third place wound up being another first for Rebekah Noble. The Rogers High School graduate used a strong finish Friday to capture the bronze medal in the 800 meters at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Beijing