Last of four missing Ethiopian athletes found safe in Washington state

By on Wednesday, Jul. 30 at 1:01 am.

Zeyituna Mohammed, the last of four Ethiopian track and field athletes reported missing from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene this past weekend, was found safe in Federal Way, Washington by Federal Way Police Tuesday night, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman Kelly McIver. Federal Way Police located Muhammed, 18, at an acquaintance’s residence. […]

Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

By on Tuesday, Jul. 29 at 12:50 pm.

The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal […]

Three of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes located in Beaverton

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 5:22 pm.

Beaverton Police have located three of the four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman, Kelly McIver. Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, Dureti Edao and Meaza Kebede were spotted in the Portland suburb of Beaverton on Monday afternoon. The missing persons case for those three is now closed. Zeyituna Mohammed is still being sought. University spokeswoman […]

UO releases names of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, who may be in Portland area

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 4:42 pm.

Four Ethiopian track and field athletes were reported missing Saturday morning, and officials have reportedly come closer to discovering the athletes’ whereabouts. The University of Oregon, which played host to the IAAF World Junior track and field championships this past week, released the names of these four athletes Monday afternoon. The lone male is also the […]

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

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:26 am.

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 […]

Q&A: From Oregon club soccer to Lane United, Daley Stevens carries chip on his shoulder

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:21 am.

Daley Stevens is somewhat of an outlier on the Lane United Football Club roster. The team consists mostly of Division I players looking to hone their skills in the off-season. Stevens, however, didn’t play on a scholarship from a major Division I school: he played for the University of Oregon club soccer team. It’s a […]

Wise: College football media days shows that conference commissioners are ready for change

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:25 am.

The attention headed west in the college football media sphere last week, and one truth was glaring as Paramount Studios transformed into a gathering for coaches, athletes and media members alike. Unlike years past, what Pac-12 commissioner, Larry Scott, had to say in the event’s opening remarks would possibly be the most important note to […]

Four Ethiopian athletes missing from World Junior track and field championships

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 10:32 pm.

Four members of the Ethiopian track and field team have gone missing from the IAAF World Track and Field Championships over the weekend, according to the University of Oregon. University spokeswoman Julie Brown said the four members of Ethiopia’s junior team were not in their assigned rooms at the residence halls Saturday morning and were declared […]

Christian Brennan and Canada make history by setting national junior record in women’s 4×400 meter relay

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 5:21 pm.

Christian Brennan and her Canadian teammates may not have made the podium in the women’s 4×400 meter relay, but they did leave their mark. Finishing fourth behind the United States (3:30.42, WJL), Great Britain (3:32.00, SB) and Germany (3:33.02, SB), Canada finished in 3:33.17, marking a new national junior record. “We broke the record, which was a […]

Christian Brennan exits IAAF World Junior Championships with confidence

By on Friday, Jul. 25 at 9:26 pm.

Concluding her career at the junior level, Oregon’s Christian Brennan ran a 54.15 in the women’s 400 meter final to finish seventh. In front of a packed crowd at Historic Hayward Field, Brennan didn’t made the podium, but she did leave with a boost of confidence. “It really honestly boosted it (confidence) a bit,” Brennan said. “I’m […]

Q&A: Australian relay runner James Kaluschke discusses his track career and World Juniors

By on Friday, Jul. 25 at 4:01 pm.

Just a few months ago, 18 year-old James Kaluschke lived a normal life as a student-athlete in his first year at the University of Queensland in Australia. He majors in finance and is an occasional surfer, but now he’s anchoring Australia’s 4×400 junior track team. Kaluschke talked with The Emerald this week while in Eugene for the […]

Raw Video: Christian Brennan reacts to qualifying for women’s 400 meter finals

By on Thursday, Jul. 24 at 8:19 pm.

Oregon’s Christian Brennan advanced to the women’s 400 meter final with a 53.81 time at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field. Brennan, who wasn’t assuming she would make the finals, was relieved and out of breath as she recapped her semi-final race. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim

Christian Brennan squeezes into women’s 400 meter final

By on Friday, Jul. 25 at 10:45 am.

After qualifying for the women’s 400 meter semifinals with a 54.84 time at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon’s Christian Brennan, representing Canada, has advanced to the finals. “I’m really excited,” Brennan said. “Just trying to get to the finals and from there, just do what I can.” Brennan, who placed third in her heat, finished […]

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports Brandon Austin to play at Northwest Florida

By on Thursday, Jul. 24 at 4:13 pm.

After recently being denied admittance into Hutchinson Community College, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has reported that former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin is headed to Northwest Florida State College. Former Providence and Oregon forward Brandon Austin has been accepted to Northwest Florida, the school told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 24, 2014 While attending Providence, […]

Oregon’s Cole Walsh fails to advance past qualifying round in pole vault

By on Thursday, Jul. 24 at 1:42 pm.

Oregon pole vaulter Cole Walsh was eliminated from semi-final contention at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships after failing to clear the 5.10 meter mark. On his first attempt at 5-meters, Walsh was out of sync. “My first jumps aren’t always the best,” Walsh said after the event. “I usually take a little bit longer […]

Ariana Washington places seventh in women’s 100 meter final despite toothaches

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 9:38 pm.

Three days before reaching the women’s 100 meter final at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, Ariana Washington dealt with pain from her wisdom teeth to the point where she was thinking about going to the emergency room. Washington even went as far as saying she hadn’t eaten in three days. “I’ve had a hard week with […]

Ashlee Moore reflects on heptathlon experience, looks forward to joining Oregon

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 11:41 pm.

After a second-to-last place finish in the 800 meter portion of the women’s heptathlon, incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee brown was content. Relaxed for the first time in two days, and seven events, at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Moore reflected on her experience — a 13th place finish and a personal best score of 5466 […]