Track & Field

Oregon’s Laura Roesler wins 2014 Bowerman Award

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:35 pm.

Oregon track and field star Laura Roesler was awarded The 2014 Bowerman trophy Wednesday evening, an honor given to the nation’s top male and female collegiate track athletes. The male recipient of the award was Texas A&M’s Deondre Lendore. The Bowerman trophy is the highest honor an individual can receive in collegiate track and field. Named […]

Bringing back Bowerman: David Gwyther wants to reinstall his famous silhouette

By on Monday, Dec. 8 at 1:01 am.

Fourteen years ago something unusual appeared up in the stands at Historic Hayward Field. A metal silhouette of famous Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman was installed anonymously as a tribute to the man who had passed away the previous year. Though it was well received by the public, the silhouette was later taken down and […]

Eugene passed over as host for 2019 World Outdoor Championships

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9:08 am.

Eugene, Oregon was not selected as the host city for the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The decision was made by a panel early Tuesday morning in Monaco, with the honor instead going to Doha, the capital of Qatar. If chosen, Eugene would have been the first American city to host the championships. […]

NCAA Championships highlight Oregon 2015 track and field schedule

By on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 1:02 am.

The 2015 Oregon track and field schedule was released Thursday, with the highlight once again being the Ducks hosting the NCAA Championships. The Championships will return to Eugene June 10-13 as part of the seven-year deal struck by the University. 2015 will be the third consecutive season and 13th time overall the Ducks have hosted the […]

Police reports shed light on why four Ethiopian athletes fled World Junior championships

By on Monday, Aug. 4 at 2:56 pm.

Ethiopian runner Dureti Edao approached her coaches on July 25, requesting access to her passport. Edao, who was competing at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene that week, signed a contract with Adidas earlier that day and needed a copy of her passport to finalize the agreement, according to a University of […]

Last of four missing Ethiopian athletes found safe in Washington state

By on Thursday, Jul. 31 at 3:02 pm.

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]