Track & Field

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

By on Friday, Jul. 25 at 3:40 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 […]


Raw video: Maggie Schmaedick reacts to finishing 12th in the women’s 5000 meters

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 8:35 pm.

Oregon’s Maggie Schmaedick finished 12th overall in the women’s 5000 meters at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships with a time of 16:19.01. Despite placing out of the top 10, Schmaedick was still excited about her final experience at the junior level. She will begin running cross country for the Ducks in five weeks time. […]


Raw video: Ashlee Moore recaps her experience at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 8:29 pm.

Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore set a personal best for points in the heptathlon at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships with 5466 points. Moore finished 13th overall and accomplished what she wanted to do. highlighting her experience was placing second in the 100 meter hurdles and recording a personal best in the long jump to win […]


Ariana Washington sprints into women’s 100 meter final

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 6:37 pm.

After the qualifying round of the women’s 100 meter dash on Tuesday, incoming Oregon freshman Ariana Washington talked about how starting off slow was a common denominator in her races. In the semi-final of the women’s 100 meter dash, Washington struggled out of the blocks once again, but qualified for the finals with a time […]


Ashlee Moore heads into 800 meter heptathlon finale in seventh place

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 3:47 pm.

Ranking seventh in personal bests among the Group A competitors at 39.61 meters, Ashlee Moore was merely looking to stay relevant heading into the 800 meter heptathlon finale. Moore, who dropped to seventh overall, finished eighth in the heptathlon javelin throw with a 39.95 meter finish. Her personal best heading into the IAAF World Junior Championships was […]


Ashlee Moore jumps up the leaderboards after winning heptathlon long jump

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 1:12 pm.

Ashlee Moore didn’t finish out day one in strong fashion. Ranking 11th heading into the heptathlon long jump, Moore faced an uphill battle to get back into the mix. She conquered that challenge however, in her first event on day two. Moore not only won the heptathlon long jump against strong head winds, but she also recorded […]


Christian Brennan qualifies for women’s 400 meter semi-finals

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 12:28 pm.

Representing Canada in a downpour morning at Historic Hayward Field, incoming freshman Christian Brennan placed third in the women’s 400 meter qualifier. “It was really raining, but I’m used to it because I train here,” Brennan said. “It didn’t phase me that much.”   Brennan, who already calls Hayward Field her home, ran a comfortable […]


Ashlee Moore faces uphill battle heading into final day of heptathlon

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 9:15 pm.

Incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore got off to a fast start in the heptathlon at the IAFF World Junior Championships on Monday. Moore achieved a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles  — the first segment of the competition  — with a time of 13.59 and finished second to Netherlands heptathlon athlete Nadine Visser. “I […]


Incoming Oregon freshman Ariana Washington advances to semi-final in women’s 100 meter dash

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 11:09 pm.

Ariana Washington is already getting acclimated to her new home at Historic Hayward Field. Washington, who enrolled at the University of Oregon this summer, made the short walk from the dorms to the track to compete in the qualifying round of the women’s 100 meter dash at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Tuesday evening. […]


Ashlee Moore sits in fifth place in women’s heptathlon through first two events

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 5:55 pm.

Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore began the morning session at the IAAF World Junior Championships on the right foot. Moore, who entered the competition as the U.S. heptathlon champion, finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best 13.59 time. She was awarded 1037 points for her second place finish and ranked second heading into the next […]


U.S. champion Raevyn Rogers finishes seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up, fails to qualify for semi finals

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 1:47 pm.

Entering the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships as the U.S. 800 meter champion, incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers was looking to impress at Historic Hayward Field. Moore did just that, leading through the first 400 meters. However, Moore was tripped up around the 600 meter mark. Following the accident, Moore struggled to regain her edge, […]


Raw video: Raevyn Rogers reacts to finishing seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up mid race

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 12:58 pm.

U.S. 800 meter champion Raevyn Rogers finished seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2:08.01. After being tripped up mid race, Rogers struggled to recover mentally. She led through the first 400 meters before dropping back near the finish. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim


Ashlee Moore finishes second in 100 meter hurdles (heptathlon), records new personal best

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 11:11 am.

Incoming Oregon track and field freshman Ashlee Moore finished second in her first heptathlon event of the day. Moore recorded a personal best 13.59 time in the second 100 meter hurdles heat. After being crowned a U.S. heptathlon champion in the multi-event competition in Sacramento, Moore entered the IAAF World Junior Championships with a personal/season […]